Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Podmore on Kierkegaard's infinite qualitative difference...

"Kierkegaard's writings express their own vitriolic offense toward any blurring of humanity and divinity that denies the infinite qualitative difference; and yet the (typically Kierkegaardian) irony is that the Christianity one finds in these writings is one which itself teaches that God has actually defied that very distance. This divine defiance... is identified as being an offense to reason in the highest degree: an offense that is at the dialectical heart of the struggle for faith. The essence of the Kierkegaardian offense toward Feuerbach, Hegel, paganism, Christendom, etc, is an offense directed toward every human denial of the infinite difference..." - Simon Podmore

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