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The late Bishop had an extraordinary gift for covering over the weak side of the Established Church and its frailties; the new Bishop Martensen, also a gifted christenddom, has a rare gift for laying bare, by every least thing he undertakes to do, one or another weak side of the Established Church. He who is devoted to him says, “The judgment must be postponed until the very last; he might indeed even at the last moment avert the judgment and do an immense amount of good by a little word; and everything ought to be done that resignation is able to do in order to move him to utter this word.
He applied this analysis especially to the speculative philosophy of German idealism. Christianity with a government commission. Or, if you wish me to talk in another way — well then, it is because I believe that, if possibly even the very extremest softening down of Christianity may hold good in the judgment of eternity, it is impossible that it should hold good when even artful tricks are em- ployed to gloss over the difference between the Christianity of the New Testament and this softened form.
Not all of them will interest every reader, but they must be held in respect as the cumulative labor of many zealous students. But this is in- culcated for my instruction by Dr. But his dissent from the Protestant position, especially from the sola fide, went far deeper than that. If that is what they want, then I am with them. No, it has not yet aroused scandal enough in proportion to the scandal of representing from the pulpit Bishop Mynster as a witness to the truth, one of the genuine witnesses to the truth, one link in the holy chain.
Attack Upon Christendom – Søren Kierkegaard – Google Books
Bishop Mynster’s preach- ing soft-pedals, slurs over, suppresses, omits something of the most decisively Christian. Parallel to these, he wrote a series of shorter Edifying Discourses, quasi-sermons published under his own name. As for winning an eternal blessedness by buying from him, I get no nearer to it, not the kierkeagard bit; so what I attain by buying from him is if one would put it that way to perform a good work of a sort, that is, to contribute my mite to the end that iooo university graduates may be able to live each with a family.
You are going to hell like all the others. So also with the calculation which arrives at a Christian nation by adding up units which are not Christian, getting the result by means of the notion that the big number does it.
What I bring forward is precisely what it is lierkegaard priest’s interest to hide, suppress, tone down, leave out.
Kierkegaard’s attack upon “Christendom,” 1854-185
Privately I have talked emphatically enough to Bishop Mynster; in my writings I have carried out my task, and by my existence, my activity as an author, I am a constant attack upon the Mynsterish preach- ing of Christianity, yet in such a way that at any instant it was possible for Bishop Mynster by making an admission to come to an agreement with me, so that I would have been his defense. Fordham University Quarterly 61 1: His transformation into true radicalism was fully realized by the time he wrote these essays, and his passion remains largely unrivaled to this day.
No, I have protested against the fact that they want to be regarded as witnesses to the truth. He wants you to take personal responsibility for being such a self-centred jerk all the time.
Søren Kierkegaard, Attack Upon Christendom – PhilPapers
Social order must require all kirkegaard signboards to be taken away. Verily there is that which is more contrary to Christianity, and to the very nature of Christianity, than any heresy, any schism, more contrary than all heresies and all schisms combined, and that is, to play Christianity. However, since this fact of his weakness was a fact, I had to employ a little pre- cautionary measure in view of the extremest eventuality. Honestly, I find it quite reasonable that, seeing that I, even kierkfgaard I would, can-not possibly manage to answer or thank all of the many who oppose me — I find it quite reasonable in them that they contrive to answer and thank one another reciprocally.
As to what I have said of the teacher the priestthat he is the trivial contrary. Has a sub-Biblical view of marriage and children.
No, in Prot- estantism, especially in Denmark, Christianity marches to a different melody, to the tune of “Merrily we roll along, roll along, roll along” — Christianity is enjoyment of life, tranquillized, as neither the Jew nor the pagan was, by the assurance that the thing about eternity is settled, settled precisely in order that we might find pleasure in enjoying this life, as well as any xhristendom or Jew.
This observation, however, is not perhaps unequivocally cheerful; for may it not be that christenndom our time, still more than in the days of Kierke- gaard, “there is nothing to persecute”?
Attack upon Christendom
Some of his rampages against the world, even calling begetting children merely populating the earth with more misery, seemed a bit too extreme. For him there was never promotion, except in an inverse sense, downward, step by step. These are men who by the renunciation of all things, in poverty, in lowliness, and thus ready for every suffering, were to go out into the world which cgristendom mortal hostility to the Christian way of life.
When of the individual Christ requires faith, then and with this we have a sharper definition of what Chritendom understands by faiththen by reason of the situation this is not feasible without coming into a relationship with the surrounding world which perhaps involves mortal danger; when Christ says, “Confess me before the world,” “Follow me,” or when He says, “Come unto me,” etc.
When the case is stated kidrkegaard, it will become apparent whether there is attcak true in this expectation, whether it has the consent of divine governance — if not, then everything must fall to pieces, in order that in this horror the individual might again come into existence who could bear the Christianity of the New Testament.
Let me then try to indicate by a few strokes what is to be under- stood by it, in order to make it vivid to you. This has now been attained: