By C. Stephen Evans
Johannes Climacus, Søren Kierkegaard's pseudonymous writer of Philosophical Fragments, "invents" a faith suspiciously equivalent to Christianity instead to the belief that people own the reality inside of themselves. via this literary gadget, Climacus increases in a clean and audacious method age-old questions on the relation of Christian religion to human cause. Is the assumption of a human incarnation of God logically coherent? Is spiritual religion the made from a voluntary selection? In a finished dialogue of 1 of Kierkegaard's most crucial books, C. Stephen Evans elucidates Kierkegaard's novel rationalization that the strain among religion and cause has to be understood due to the passionate personality of cause itself. Passionate cause situates Kierkegaard's philosophy within the context of postmodern non secular suggestion, offering a modern examining of Fragments as a problem to either the trendy Enlightenment critique of cause and the postmodern abandonment of truth.
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