16_Kierkegaard and Existentialism

16_Kierkegaard and Existentialism - Soren Kierkegaard The...

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Soren Kierkegaard The Father of Religious Existentialism
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Existentialism Characteristics Emphasis upon human experience and responsibility Individual has to make profound decisions about his or her existence in the world. Through our decisions we become who we are. Emphasis upon life crises: anxiety, despair, finitude, death, alienation, guilt. Anxiety: uneasiness that results from being placed in a world in which one is finite but confronted with the freedom and possibility of becoming.
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Existentialism and the Matrix : Neo’s Choice
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Soren Kierkegaard 1813-1855 Lived in Copenhagen, Denmark his whole life. Central Issue: How can one be a Christian in Christendom? In Denmark the state-church was Lutheran. The state sponsored and supported the church. Many thought by virtue of being born in Denmark and infant baptized in the church that they were “Christians.” Kierkegaard thought such people were self- deceived about what constituted authentic Christianity.
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course REL 1350 taught by Professor Holleyman during the Spring '07 term at Baylor.

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