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Single Idea 22088

[catalogued under 29. Religion / D. Religious Issues / 1. Religious Commitment / e. Fideism]

Full Idea

Kierkegaard doesn't use the phrase 'leap of faith'. His metaphor of a dancer's leap expresses the way faith goes 'up' towards God, but also comes back down to earth, and is a way of living in the world.

Gist of Idea

Faith is like a dancer's leap, going up to God, but also back to earth


report of Søren Kierkegaard (Either/Or: a fragment of life [1843]) by Clare Carlisle - Kierkegaard: a guide for the perplexed 2

Book Reference

Carlisle,Clare: 'Kierkegaard: guide for the perplexed' [Continuum 2006], p.41

A Reaction

This entirely contradicts what I was taught about this idea many years ago. Memes turn into Chinese whispers.