Christian Universalist theologians: Søren Kierkegaard, Amalric of Bena, George MacDonald, Didymus the Blind, Hosea Ballou

 
9781234586652: Christian Universalist theologians: Søren Kierkegaard, Amalric of Bena, George MacDonald, Didymus the Blind, Hosea Ballou
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 47. Chapters: Søren Kierkegaard, Amalric of Bena, George MacDonald, Didymus the Blind, Hosea Ballou, Friedrich Schleiermacher, Jacques Ellul, Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, John Hick, Johannes Scotus Eriugena, Carlton Pearson, John Robinson, Nikolai Berdyaev, Diodorus of Tarsus, Isaac of Nineveh, Elias Hicks, Peter Böhler, Tom Harpur, Thomas Erskine, James Relly, Peter Taylor Forsyth, Marilyn McCord Adams, William Barclay, Frederic William Farrar, Keith DeRose. Excerpt: Søren Aabye Kierkegaard (English pronunciation: or ; Danish: ) (5 May 1813 -11 November 1855) was a Danish Christian philosopher, theologian and religious author. He was a critic of idealist intellectuals and philosophers of his time, such as Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling and Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel; he was also critical of the state and practice of Christianity in his lifetime, primarily that of The Church of Denmark. He is widely considered to be the first existentialist. Much of his philosophical work deals with the issues of how one lives as a "single individual", giving priority to concrete human reality over abstract thinking, and highlighting the importance of personal choice and commitment. His theological work focuses on Christian ethics, institution of the Church, and on the difference between purely objective proofs of Christianity and a subjective relationship to Jesus Christ, the God-Man, which comes from faith. His psychological work explores the emotions and feelings of individuals when faced with life choices. His thinking was influenced by Socrates and the Socratic method. Kierkegaard's early work was written under various pseudonymous characters who present their own distinctive viewpoints and interact with each other in complex dialogue. He assigns pseudonyms to explore particular viewpoints in-depth, which m...

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