Provocations: Spiritual Writings of Kierkegaard

Provocations: Spiritual Writings of Kierkegaard

Søren Kierkegaard Charles E. Moore / Feb 23, 2020
Provocations Spiritual Writings of Kierkegaard The purpose of this new collection is two fold First to make Kierkegaard accessible second to present in as concise a way possible his heart his core themes and his passion Divided into six sectio
  • Title: Provocations: Spiritual Writings of Kierkegaard
  • Author: Søren Kierkegaard Charles E. Moore
  • ISBN: 9781570755132
  • Page: 454
  • Format: Paperback
  • The purpose of this new collection is two fold First, to make Kierkegaard accessible second, to present in as concise a way possible his heart, his core themes, and his passion Divided into six sections, Provocations contains a little of everything from Kierkegaard s prodigious output, including his famously cantankerous yet wryly humorous attacks on what he calls tThe purpose of this new collection is two fold First, to make Kierkegaard accessible second, to present in as concise a way possible his heart, his core themes, and his passion Divided into six sections, Provocations contains a little of everything from Kierkegaard s prodigious output, including his famously cantankerous yet wryly humorous attacks on what he calls the mediocre shell of conventional Christianity, his brilliantly pithy parables, and his incisive attempts to dig through the fluff of theology and clear a way for the basics decisiveness, obedience,and recognition of the truth Arguably the most accessible Kierkegaard volume to be published in decades, Provocations is a must for every serious reader Indeed, the wealth of sayings and aphorisms collected in one of the sections is reason enough to buy the book.
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      • Søren Kierkegaard Charles E. Moore

        S ren Aabye Kierkegaard was a prolific 19th century Danish philosopher and theologian Kierkegaard strongly criticised both the Hegelianism of his time and what he saw as the empty formalities of the Church of Denmark Much of his work deals with religious themes such as faith in God, the institution of the Christian Church, Christian ethics and theology, and the emotions and feelings of individuals when faced with life choices His early work was written under various pseudonyms who present their own distinctive viewpoints in a complex dialogue.Kierkegaard left the task of discovering the meaning of his works to the reader, because the task must be made difficult, for only the difficult inspires the noble hearted.Scholars have interpreted Kierkegaard variously as an existentialist, neo orthodoxist, postmodernist, humanist, and individualist.Crossing the boundaries of philosophy, theology, psychology, and literature, he is an influential figure in contemporary thought.

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    1. Soren Kierkegaard s radical idea what would happen if someone were to introduce Christianity to Christians He doesn t actually state it as such but that is the essential thrust of the writings collected in this volume His work is an antidote to a factory assembly line version of Christianity a reminder that spirituality is not outwardly conforming to a certain manner of life ritual or inwardly acquiescing to a certain set of intellectual propositions theology but is instead a lived out experienc [...]


    2. Provocations Soren Kierkegaard, Charles E Moore editorOf all the enlightening ideas I have encountered, a few special items never go far from my mind.One of them is the position Soren Kierkegaard took in regard to churches He considered them dangerous, essentially because Christ called people to live in opposition to the ways of the world, which arise out of human nature But churches long ago became and continue to be collaborators with the world To survive, they need to compromise with the ways [...]


    3. I ve read a few books that I return to than others because of their content and the pleasure of reading them This book will be one Kierkegaard writes as one who holds nothing back, but rather writes as if everything were in his journal Provocations is convicting and hopeful for the Christian Read it slowly as if you had a choice


    4. This book is on my currently reading shelf, and there it will remain for pretty much the rest of my life I read a chapter of it here and there when the mood strikes, and when I m done with it, I ll start over again.I have never found much alluring about Christianity nothing personal just not my cup of tea but Kierkegaard is the only person, living or dead, that has written about Christianity in a way that s appealing to me He can come off a little strong sometimes, but if you just relax and take [...]


    5. fallen in to the pile of 4star books i wish they had decimals b c it s like 4.8 i don t like to give 5 ad it slowly in small bits to prevent what he says from becoming bitter aphorisms, and like sharp shards of truth that need time to sink in he s like the intense, depressing friend who s hard to take in large doses, but he s that way because he has a very clear look at the world around him we need people like him.


    6. Provocations is one of the best books I have read on the faith in a long while It seemed that each chapter brought to light some part of my heart that I was holding in reserve from God Kierkegaard encourages us to go forth, have faith, dare to follow God say no to the dumbed down version of Christianity which so many embrace This book is so full of rich truth.Some favorite quotes Jesus did not want to form a party, an interest group, a mass movement, but wanted to be what he was, the truth, whic [...]


    7. Kierkegaard has to be one of the most consistently insightful authors I have ever read To that end, Provocations is an indispensable collection of his religious writings His comments are so profound, so searching, so sharp and biting, that it is impossible to read this book as a Christian and not feel at once challenged to admit your own hypocrisy As you read his critique of Christendom, I guarantee you will find yourself saying, Yes, that is me I am like that But its not all negative He points [...]


    8. The fork as they called him is a very very deep and complex and extremely precise thinker, besides his spiritual aspects of Christianity that determine almost all his works, obviously this one This holds a review and compilation of the spiritual aspects in all his work He is a genius, meaning he is utmost unique, and doesn t think, rather lives his truths, as he said, that is why it is so vital, even on a plain philosophical side All the aspects of human pathos, emotion, agony, despair, sufferin [...]


    9. The Bible is very easy to understand But we Christians are a bunch of scheming swindlers We pretend to be unable to understand it because we know very well that the minute we understand, we are obliged to act accordingly The greatest danger to Christianity is, I contend, not heresies, heterodoxies, not atheists, not profane secularism no, but the kind of orthodoxy which is cordial drivel, mediocrity served up sweet.


    10. This is deeply convicting I don t how you can pick up kierkegaard and not be moved intellectually and spiritually He is stimulating, focused, and pragmatic without being preachy He is socratic without abstraction He is tormented, yet moved by love Pick this book up You can even find a free ebook version of it online through bruderhof, I believe, the former publisher A true treasure.



    11. The crowd is the enemy of truth to know the truth is to live the truth as an individual the way to salvation is to stand alone before God In standing alone before God, a person becomes aware of God and then sees himself as he really is inadequate and helpless to change Each person should therefore aspire to Christian individuality in fear and trembling Because we are helpless to change, we need God To need God is nothing to be ashamed of, but is perfection itself A human being is great and at hi [...]


    12. Easy digestible pieces of Kierkegaard s thoughts on life, God, and human relationships I really appreciated the short chapters that allowed the reader time to take in the chewier pieces of meat that often defines Kierkegaard s lines of thought I ve been quoting him so much lately, especially this section When a believer sins, he or she is still loved by God God longs for them to know this, and is thus concerned to make them equal to himself If equality cannot be established, love becomes unhappy [...]


    13. I have read a few books by Kierkegaard, but this book was ble to sum up his thinking in a marvelous way I totally enjoyed reading this book because the full scoope of Kierkegaard was on display Anyone wating to become familiar with his thinking will find this book useful It is a solid book, chock full of interesting passages.J Robert Ewbank author John Wesley, Natural Man, and the Isms Wesley s Wars and To Whom It May Concern


    14. Kierkegaard is like fire, burning, cleansing making life harder, and better Someone to go back to again and again and again This anthology is not bad as an introductory text, though I much prefer reading deep thinkers like K in their full original context still, the selections are not so small as to be useless.



    15. The assembled excerpts were a bit all over the map, but it was an informative review of Kierkegaard s doctrine or accurately, his critique of doctrine.


    16. Absolute best introduction to Kierkegaard and his thoughts.Get a free PDF on the Plough Publishing website.


    17. Do not read this all at once Super harsh, super convicting, super flagellating Makes God s love seem all the huge, but only by pointing out how terrible we are.Not for everyone.


    18. This is a well worn volume on my shelves I go back to it from time to time and always gain some new insight or idea from its pages I grew to love Kierkegaard through this work.


    19. Provocations Spiritual Writings of Kierkegaard is one of those edited collections of spiritual classics that is, itself, destined to become a classic Here, Kierkegaard speaks at his finest, his clearest, his most accessible, in a way that is meant not only to inform but to transform.This book is one that readers will find themselves transformed by the Jesus Kierkegaard knows and of which Kierkegaard writes This isn t a book that contains simply information about the spiritual life No, this is a [...]


    20. Kierkegaard had anxiety and depression and it s apparent when reading this book He seems ticked off at the world and begrudging people who are happy, basically saying that if you re not suffering, something is wrong with you He is the father of fideism faith reason , and embodies the belief that we should believe in Jesus just because it s crazy, a caricature of faith that modern atheists like Richard Dawkins like to exploit.So why do I like this mentally unstable mofaux so much Because he provi [...]


    21. As nice an introduction to Kierkegaard s spiritual writings as I could want I am not a theologian I don t have the patience or time to delve deeply into Kierkegaard s writings, but through a series of selections on various topics, I feel I am not able to speak intelligently about his work The book closes with a series of short quotes on various topics Not really for reading through, I would think, but to have handy just in case Now what would Soren say about that The book provides another prospe [...]


    22. Kierkegaard s intense inward looking religiosity seems to arise out of self loathing, which makes it relatable for most of us navel gazers, religious or not There s some brilliant stuff in here about the problems of the herd, the failures of modernity, the falseness and hypocrisy of Christendom, and the need to seek absolute subjective truth for serious, bro absolute subjective truth It s also a fantastic Kierkegaardian vade mecum combine this with the beautifully illustrated Parables some of wh [...]


    23. a difficult read but one worth reading some of the most difficult and hard hitting commentary on the state of christendom, but he has some things to say that christians should pay attention to i would recommend, however, reading this in tandem with something a bit cheerier as these several hundred pages can get quite daunting.


    24. This book It is a book I return to time and time again for, well, provocation to live the life of a Christ follower authentically Kierkegaard doesn t allow you to settle into apathy and mediocrity.


    25. I don t necessarily agree with everything in the book, but he makes a lot of excellent points and gives a lot to think about Plus it s relatively easy reading compared to a lot of his contemporaries.


    26. This has to be one of my favorite non fiction books It s also probably one of my hardest reads Kierkegaard says a lot with just a few words making this very intellectually challenging and stimulating.


    27. from my father no light read been working on this one for years absolutely read, if you want to know you re going to hell.


    28. Wanting to find a great quote which I often do , I picked this book up for about 7 at halprice was worth the money Excellent sampling of the writings of Kierkegaard.


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