Purity of Heart is to Will One Thing Quotes by Søren Kierkegaard
Purity of Heart Is to Will One Thing
While his literary style was experimental, his writings call for Christian morality; a defense of faith and religion. This book was first published by Harper in It was translated from the Danish and contains an introductory essay by Douglas V. This calls for a costly abandonment of the old securities and the building of new foundations for faith — to will one thing. Douglass Steere was Professor of philosophy at Haverford College. A woman doing needlework on an altar cloth does not want the work admired or criticized, but rather that the intent of the work is that it be seen for its higher purpose. Kierkegaard desires his writing receive the same attention.
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Search this site. Home page. Kierkegaard and Purity of Heart. Soren Kierkegaard lived in Denmark from To do this he presented an extraordinarily rich analysis of inner dividedness. The urgent question that the book provokes is whether one can actually dispel ambivalence and illusion. The idea of willing one thing.
While his literary style was experimental, his writings call for Christian morality; a defense of faith and religion. This book was first published by Harper in It was translated from the Danish and contains an introductory essay by Douglas V. Yet in times of outward or inward searching these books seem to many to be the one thing needful and men seek them out. The creative writing of this Danish Pascal was nearly all done in a phenomenally productive six-year period between and Kierkegaard died in at the age of forty-two. The neglect of one who has influenced German theological thought for forty years and who more recently has been openly acknowledged as a formative force upon the minds of such divergent figures as the German philosophers, Karl Jaspers and Martin Heidegger; as Karl Barth; as the lay Catholic thinker, Theodore Haecker, the Jesuit Pryzwara; and as the Spanish philosopher Miguel Unamuno can scarcely be charged to the insularity of the English-speaking religious and philosophical world or to the mere barrier of language.