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Single Idea 20735

[catalogued under 29. Religion / B. Monotheistic Religion / 4. Christianity / a. Christianity]

Full Idea

The problem is not to understand Christianity, but to understand that it cannot be understood.

Gist of Idea

We need to see that Christianity cannot be understood


Søren Kierkegaard (The Journals of Kierkegaard [1850], p.146), quoted by Kevin Aho - Existentialism: an introduction 1 'Roots'

Book Reference

Aho,Kevin: 'Existentialism: an introduction' [Polity 2014], p.4

A Reaction

This seems to cut us intellectually adrift. We could say the same of supporting Real Madrid. There has to be some magnetism which holds our attention, and there must be something to say about that.

Related Idea

Idea 6610 I believe because it is absurd [Tertullian]