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Kierkegaard : a Christian missionary to Christians

Author: Mark A Tietjen
Publisher: Downers Grove : InterVarsity Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) had a mission. The church had become weak, flabby and inconsequential. Being a Christian was more a cultural heritage than a spiritual reality. His mission--reintroduce the Christian faith to Christians. How could he break through to people who were members of the church and thought they were Christians already? Like an Old Testament prophet, Kierkegaard used a variety of pointed and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biografi
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tietjen, Mark A.
Kierkegaard.
Downers Grove : InterVarsity Press, 2016
(DLC) 2016001402
Named Person: Søren Kierkegaard; Søren Kierkegaard
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark A Tietjen
ISBN: 9780830840977 0830840974
OCLC Number: 921867555
Description: 169 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Kierkegaard: friend to Christians? --
Jesus Christ --
The human self --
Christian witness --
The life of Christian love.
Responsibility: Mark A. Tietjen ; foreword by Merold Westphal.

Abstract:

Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) had a mission. The church had become weak, flabby and inconsequential. Being a Christian was more a cultural heritage than a spiritual reality. His mission--reintroduce the Christian faith to Christians. How could he break through to people who were members of the church and thought they were Christians already? Like an Old Testament prophet, Kierkegaard used a variety of pointed and dramatic ways to shake people from their slumber. He incisively diagnosed the spiritual ailments of his age and offered a fresh take on classic Christian teaching. Mark Tietjen thinks that Kierkegaard's critique of his contemporaries strikes close to home today. We also need to listen to one of the most insightful yet complex Christian thinkers of any era. Through an examination of core Christian doctrines -- the person of Jesus Christ, human nature, Christian witness and love --Tietjen helps us hear Kierkegaard's missionary message to a church that often fails to follow Christ with purity of heart.
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