Re: [Kierkegaardians] Re: new to S. K. group too
- Teresa -- we have had long and drawn out discussions about K's
relationship to Christianity/Christendom on this forum.
I think K distinguishes between Christianity and Christendom, don't
think K is opposed to creedal Christianity and in fact draws a great
deal from his study of theology, and makes the creeds central to his
thought. Without, for example, the doctrine of the incarnation, there
is no contradiction forcing the leap from Religiousness A to
Religiousness B -- no facing the contradiction and offense to thought
inherent in the dogma that God became human about 2000 years ago and
that this fact is still important to us today. Subjectively
appropriated, this beliefs transforms our existence in K's opinion.
That, I believe, is central to Climacus's argument in CUP, at any
But at the same time, it's not getting the details of the creed
precisely right and knowing its history that is important to K, but
subjectively appropriating this truth.
On Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 1:33 PM, Teresa Riley
> I'm also just sticking my nose in here where it doesnt' belong. Feel free to
> ignore my comments
> or take them as rhetorical, ok?
> Have you ever tried resisting the creeds while opening yourself up to the
> Christ Himself?
> I better be clearer - I'm not speaking of the Christ of Christianity that K
> warred against, but Christ
> the God-man whom he loved.
- Don -- I'll visit the group page and try to hunt down previous
responses that I thought addressed your concerns. I receive/respond
to this list via email rather than the group page, so it's unnatural
for me to include references to post numbers.