Kierkegaard: A Christian Missionary to Christians by Mark A Tietjen

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Kierkegaard: A Christian Missionary to Christians Read Online Free - Soren 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."

Title : Kierkegaard: A Christian Missionary to Christians
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ISBN : 0830840974
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 173 pages


Chris rated it ★★★★★

May 14, 2017

An excellent book which instilled in me a desire to carefully, slowly study Kierkegaard's works for the rest of my life. Excellently written!

Michael rated it ★★★★★

June 28, 2016

The only exposure I had with Søren Kierkegaard was in some passing references in theological and philosophical works. So I was hesitantly interested in picking up the recently published “Kierkegaard: A Christian Missionary to Christians” by Mark A. Tietjen, chaplain and Grace Palmer Johnston Chai...

Eric rated it ★★★★☆

December 24, 2016

Have you heard Kierkegaard is dangerous? Have you heard his philosophy has undermined the church? Have you heard he is the"father of existentialism," that he proclaimed a gospel contrary to the Gospel? Me, too. You should read this book. You will find Kierkegaard is indeed dangerous but not for the...

Bryan rated it ★★★★★

August 12, 2017

I can't imagine a better introductory book to the "mission" of Kierkegaard. I read this in 4 days - and could barely put it down. I've had some familiarity to some of his works and major concepts and so have no doubts that this book explains them simply but also quite compellingly. The depths of...

Pastor Ben rated it ★★★★☆

March 11, 2017

I like what this book accomplished: it applied Kierkegaard to contemporary Christianity in a way that is accessible to a non-specialist. I think it would reward re-reading - with a highlighter and a pencil - not so much to mine it deeply for hidden nuggets, but to carefully take note of some soli...

Joel rated it ★★★☆☆

October 13, 2016

As a reader who is fascinated by Kierkegaard's influence and reputation, but with no personal experience with any of his primary texts, I have been on the lookout for an accessible, helpful introduction to the man and his works. Overall, I would say that Tietjen's little book accomplishes this. I...

Coyle rated it ★★★★☆

September 22, 2017

"Tietjen’s A Christian Missionary to Christians is primarily about Kierkegaard’s ideas, and is presented in a roughly systematic way. He begins with a chapter surveying Kierkegaard’s reception through the years by Christians, scholars, and Christian scholars. The next four chapters discuss Kierke...

vittore rated it ★★★★☆

April 15, 2017

Great intro.

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