Demonic: Goethe, Emerson, Kierkegaard.

Johann Goethe 1749-1832 from his Autobiography book 20 In the course of this biography, we have circumstantially exhibited the child, the boy, the youth, seeking by different ways to approach to the Suprasensible first, looking with strong inclination to a religion of nature; then, clinging with love to a positive one; and, finally, concentrating himselfContinue reading “Demonic: Goethe, Emerson, Kierkegaard.”

Tithon and Aurora by Herder

Not to mislead, therefore, with this abused word, and not to make destructive violence a medicine for mortal ills, we will keep the path of healing Nature. Not Revolutions, but Evolutions are the silent process of the great mother, wherewith she awakens slumbering powers, brings germs to maturity, gives renewed youth to premature age, andContinue reading “Tithon and Aurora by Herder”

Oliver Goldsmith on Resentment

Every part of the universe is beautiful, just, and wise, but man; vile man is a solecism in nature; the only monster in the creation. Tempests and whirlwinds have their use; but vicious ungrateful man is a blot in the fair page of universal beauty. Why was I born of that detested species, whose vicesContinue reading “Oliver Goldsmith on Resentment”

Doubt

Søren Aabye Kierkegaard was a many sided character. He was foremost a Christian psychologist, then a social critic, and lastly a philosopher. He calls you “my dear reader” and is grateful that you have taken an interest in his work. He hopes that you find what you are seeking and in the seeking find yourself.Continue reading “Doubt”

I now ask: How do I become a Christian?

Soren Aaby Kierkegaard lived eighteen hundred years after the Christian Era (CE) had been inaugurated through the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. Christ chose twelve single individuals to follow him. He demonstrated to them what it means to be like God, his Father. These twelve became seventy and then the seventy single individuals becameContinue reading “I now ask: How do I become a Christian?”