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For Self-Examination and its significant other piece Judge for Yourself! are the fruits of Søren Kierkegaard's "second authorship," which his Concluding Unscientific Postscript. one of the easiest and so much conveniently comprehended of Kierkegaard's books, the 2 works are a part of the signed direct communications, as amazing from his prior pseudonymous writings. The lucidity and pithiness, and the earnestness and tool, of For Self-Examination and Judge for Yourself! are stronger while, as Kierkegaard asked, they're learn aloud. They include the well known passages on Socrates' security speech, the way to learn, the lover's letter, the royal coachman and the carriage crew, and the painter's relation to his portray. the purpose of awakening and inward deepening is signaled by way of the hole part on Socrates in For Self-Examination and is pursued within the context of the relatives of Christian ideality, grace, and reaction. The secondary target, a critique of the status quo, hyperlinks the works to the ultimate polemical writings that seem later after a four-year interval of silence.

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Let us then in the brief moment prescribed speak about this word: Love And (Christ's love) hides the multitude of sins. it not true that thou hast felt the need, is and to-day especially, of a love which is able to hide sins, to hide thy sins ? For this reason it is thou art come to-day to the Lord's altar. For it is only too true, as Luther says, that every man has a preacher with him, who eats with him, drinks with him, wakes with him, sleeps with him, is always with him wheresoever he may be, whatsoever he has in hand, a preacher called flesh and though blood, lusts and passions, custom and inclination yet it also is certain that every man has a confidant who is privy to his inmost man may succeed in hiding his thoughts, namely conscience.

Naturally regarded it as a that he THE MIRROR OF THE WORD 47 of Christian at a far higher price. Perhaps in consideration of this one who is equipped with authority might speak to thee in a different way, terrifying thee by saying that it was a vain fancy on thy part that thou art a Christian, that thou art on the path to hell. Far be it from me to represent this as an on the of the authoritative exaggeration teacher; no, I underpart stand only too well what effort is required in order to dare to venture to apply such an either/or to another man.

That is impossible; for the sin which was hid absolutely even from the man himself would indeed not be sin, any more than if it were hid from God, a thing which cannot be, inasmuch as a man so soon as he is conscious of himself, and in everything in which he is conscious of himself, is also conscious of God, and God of him. ), this make it only what now, privy preacher which follows man, knowing privily now at this instant, he does or leaves undone, and what long, I do not say was forgotten, for this privy confidant, long ago having a frightful memory, takes care of that but long, long (ah, from this confidant, any more past.

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