Training in Christianity

Training in Christianity This indispensable guide to the search for kinship with God was written by the great nineteenth century Danish philosopher S ren Kierkegaard whose writings set the stage for existentialism

  • Title: Training in Christianity
  • Author: Søren Kierkegaard
  • ISBN: 9780375725647
  • Page: 325
  • Format: Paperback
  • This indispensable guide to the search for kinship with God was written by the great nineteenth century Danish philosopher S ren Kierkegaard 1813 1855 , whose writings set the stage for existentialism and continue to exert a lasting influence on believers and nonbelievers alike Kierkegaard struck out against all forms of established order including the established churchThis indispensable guide to the search for kinship with God was written by the great nineteenth century Danish philosopher S ren Kierkegaard 1813 1855 , whose writings set the stage for existentialism and continue to exert a lasting influence on believers and nonbelievers alike Kierkegaard struck out against all forms of established order including the established church that work to make men complacent with themselves and thereby obscure their personal responsibility to encounter God He considered Training in Christianity his most important book It represented his effort to replace what he believed had become an amiable, sentimental paganism with authentic Christianity Kierkegaard s challenge to live out the implications of Christianity in the most personal decisions of life will greatly appeal to readers today who are trying to develop their personal integrity in accordance with the truths of revealed religion.

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    1. Although I gave this book only three stars, there was a lot that was great about this work. Most of Practice in Christianity is centered around the verse from John 12:32: And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all to myself." Kierkegaard writes under the name Anti-Climacus although he names himself as the editor. In other words, Kierkgaard agrees 100% with Anti-Climacus, but does not want the reader to get the impression that he is an ideal Christian. Kierkegaard is also trying to [...]

    2. A characteristic of paganism, Kierkegaard says, is a god who is immediately recognizable as a god; a god who is exalted and glorified is easy to worship. He accuses (his) modern-day Christendom of offering people a Christ strictly in his ascended and victorious state, and of neglecting Christ in his humiliation and 'voluntary incognito' - i.e in his human and highly controversial form. He calls on each individual to thoroughly examine himself to make sure he would have been willing to associate [...]

    3. I can't really review Kierkegaard because I'm entirely biased. If I had never read his "Either/Or" as a freshman in college this statement may not be true, but it is regardless: I believe almost everything Kierkegaard writes, even before I've read him. It's almost to the point where if you tell me what one of his works is on, I can tell you what I think on the subject and it will be almost exactly what Kierkegaard says. That first reading of him a few years ago forever changed the trajectory of [...]

    4. One of the best writing works by Soren Kierkegaard. I love it to the core. It's so inspirational and so thoughtful that it'll make anyone to percieve the best in Christianity and its deeply ideals to be lived with.

    5. This was my first foray into Kierkegaard and I must say, despite the difficult passages, I found many fresh insights that challenged me theologically and practically. The book is a strong reaction against the "established church" and how it is devoid of the suffering/incarnational components of Christian life. Soren critiques out tendency to promote becoming an admirer of Christ as opposed to an imitator.It is too daunting to summarize this work here, but one of my favorite thoughts is the autho [...]

    6. Certainly not my favorite of Kierkegaard's works. Here the writings center once again around the fallen nature of the Danish Church in Kierkegaard's time. He believed that the people's admiration of Christ was an affront to God, for he asked to be followed, to be imitated. One must attempt to lived the worldly abased life like that of Christ, following theImitatio Christi. While not as great as, say, The Sickness Unto Death, or Fear and Trembling, it is still distinctly Kierkegaard.

    7. A difficult read. It helps to have someone to discuss it with. I most appreciated the section on followers versus admirers as it reflects on Jesus, the God-Man.

    8. This is one of two books SK published under the pseudonym Anti-Climacus, intended as a Christian counterpoint to one of his other pseudonyms, Johannes Climacus. Kierkegaard himself ranked his place a little higher than the latter, but not as high as the former. That is, he allows Anti-Climacus to speak to matters in a way that would have seems presumptuous or embarrassing to he, Kierkegaard. In point of fact no one in 1848 Copenhagen had any doubt about who the agent that put pen to paper in the [...]

    9. My favorite work by Kierkegaard (that I've read so far). A challenging book in the best sense, though also one of his most readable. It carries you along in a deep dive into what Christ is all about. Along the way Kierkegaard dismantles popular notions (at least popular in the 19th century Denmark, but generally still very relevant today) of Christ. As with other Kierkegaard works like "Fear and Trembling", the emphasis is on the individual taking seriously his/her life and their relationship to [...]

    10. This was a difficult read for me, simply because of his complex syntax and long sentences. I found plenty of gems of wisdom and a vocabulary through which I can discuss topics mentioned in the book with others, but there were plenty of sections which weighed down so heavily that it was hard to get through. I found it a little comforting when I had reached the end of some 4 or 5 extremely boring pages to see a footnote from the translator basically admitting to how dull a read these last 4 or 5 p [...]

    11. I love saying the author's name. I don't love reading his books. It is probably the language of a mid 19th century Danish author but as I read it I felt like I was back in my Religion 101 class in undergrad. Slow, dull, boring and a fight to get through. Books shouldn't be that way. His ideas may be great but the presentation was lacking. I know the response will be "How dare you? Kierkegaard is a genius." And I agree he might be but books should be pleasurable to read, not a battle.

    12. Need to have read "Fear and Trembling", "The Concept of Anxiety", and "Sickness unto Death" --- and maybe an interpretive text as well. Then "Practice in Christianity" examines the 'true Christian" in contrast to the totalitarianism of Hegel's philosophy which was informing the Evangelical Church in Europe.

    13. Perhaps the most important book I have read on Christianity to date. Kierkegaard's perspective, although 150 years passed, couldn't be more relevant to the current struggle of essential Christianity within the modern context of established, evangelical Christendom. A must read for anyone who desires a more "true" faith.

    14. Reading Kierkegaard is an exercise in patience and acute attention in order to appreciate the dialectical style of his writing. Practice in Christianity is a timeless work, the product of an original thinker whose genius communicates Christian faith with richness and clarity. SK's words on the incarnation which are included in this volume have become a part of my theology.

    15. What it means to be a Christian and how Christianity is a being in the world. For Kirekegaard Christianity was not a subject of debate one either was or was not faith is not a thing to be considered only its practice can be considered and debated and this is what his entire works are about. Read one read the rest and you will never need to read anything else.

    16. The best philosophical sketch of Christ I have experienced. There is an especially gripping chapter in which Kierkegaard relates the experience a boy would have coming across the Crucifixion amongst other forms of heroism. Odd. Good.

    17. I read the Dutch translation. Not easy to read, but it says a lot about christianity in general and the (Danish) church in the 19th century in particular. Some parts are still relevant in this decade as well.

    18. Kierkegaard is his normal quirky self here, asking questions and stepping outside the box in ways that many fear to do. This volume contains some of the best commentary on Matthew 11:28 that I have ever read.

    19. My son's fascination with K. started me reading him. This book is excellent. I'm not surprised that the Presbyterian Francis Shaeffer would get him wrong.

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