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Module XIII Module XIII Session 34 Session 34 Kierkegaard Kierkegaard Read Stewart: 253 Read Stewart: 253 - - 260 260 & & Stages of Existence Stages of Existence (blackboard) (blackboard)
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Existence and Faith Existence and Faith None of us can live or secure our future ahead of living our in the present. I am not done with existing ahead of time. Existing in time implies risk. But to risk requires a minimal faith. Even the generic faith of existing must not be confused with a sectarian or belief-based certainty. Faith (and any existential truth) is an objective certainly held by the most passionate inwardness. Just as birth, so every step in existence is a leap. To exist, I always-already leap in some kind of faith.
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• As belief is to believing : as noun is to verb :: so the what of existence or of religion is to the how of existence or of religion. • That God or religion is a verb means that God can never
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This note was uploaded on 09/16/2010 for the course PHIL 206 taught by Professor Draper during the Spring '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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