Fear and Trembling Lead Discussion Essay

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Elliot Anderson Lead Discussion Essay Kierkegaard In Fear and Trembling, Soren Kierkegaard raises numerous questions that probe the fabric of religious theology. He toys with the story of Abraham and Isaac, and realizes it has many strong implications. His statements beg the question, what is reasonable faith, among many others. Essentially, Soren Kierkegaard questions the faith of Abraham, and the notion that God is omnibenevolent. Kierkegaard establishes a paradox in regards to Abraham’s faith immediately. If Abraham did believe that God would allow him to kill his son, he believes that God is the director of sinful behavior. If Abraham did not believe God would allow him to kill his son, he is calling God a liar, and thus a sinner. Either option leads to a sinful God. This raises further questions, is God the definition of good, or do his actions simply supersede good. If the story of Abraham is true as documented, then God can supersede good, “The story of Abraham contains just one such a teleological suspension of the ethical” (65).
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This essay was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Peterson during the Fall '07 term at Pepperdine.

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