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Christian existentialism
« on: May 30, 2012, 10:06:06 PM »
Can anyone recommend me great books on Christian existentialism please?
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Re: Christian existentialism
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2012, 10:16:54 PM »
Kierkegaard's "Training in Christianity."
Question a friend, perhaps he did not do it; but if he did anything so that he may do it no more.
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Re: Christian existentialism
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2012, 05:08:06 AM »
No Dostoevsky?
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Re: Christian existentialism
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2012, 05:15:32 AM »
I really have to read the works of Kierkegaard some day.
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Re: Christian existentialism
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2012, 09:56:13 AM »
No Dostoevsky?
anything Dostoevsky. 

but if you need a specific recommendation "Notes from Underground."
Question a friend, perhaps he did not do it; but if he did anything so that he may do it no more.
A hasty quarrel kindles fire,
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If you blow on a spark, it will glow;
if you spit on it, it will be put out;
                           and both come out of your mouth

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Re: Christian existentialism
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2012, 03:32:03 AM »
There are no books that qualify as great, Christian, and existentialist.  8)
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Re: Christian existentialism
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2012, 12:04:20 PM »
There are no books that qualify as great, Christian, and existentialist.  8)
Wrong again.  The Brothers Karamazov.
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Re: Christian existentialism
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2012, 12:20:01 PM »
There are no books that qualify as great, Christian, and existentialist.  8)

You don't like Existentialism in general or just the Christian variation of it?
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Re: Christian existentialism
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2012, 02:05:06 AM »
I like Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling, though it does not really take a systematic approach.
The Episcopallian road is easy and wide, for many go through it to find destruction. lol sorry channeling Isa.

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Re: Christian existentialism
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2012, 01:53:04 PM »
There are no books that qualify as great, Christian, and existentialist.  8)
Wrong again.  The Brothers Karamazov.

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Re: Christian existentialism
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2012, 01:54:14 PM »
There are no books that qualify as great, Christian, and existentialist.  8)

You don't like Existentialism in general or just the Christian variation of it?

I just don't think it can be successfully put together. It's sort of like the concept of Cartesian skepticism. It's an oxymoron.
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Re: Christian existentialism
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2012, 08:32:19 PM »
There are no books that qualify as great, Christian, and existentialist.  8)
Wrong again.  The Brothers Karamazov.

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