The Rigor of Love – Opinionator Blog – NYTimes.com

What is rather being called for [by Kierkegaard] is a rigorous and activist conception of faith that proclaims itself into being at each instant without guarantee or security and which abides with the infinite demand of love.

If you thoughts have been a bit ‘light’ lately, take some time to soak in this philosophical/theological article from Simon Critchley. And this, from a self-proclaimed non-Christian with “sympathy” for the atheism of our age.

With Kierkegaard’s help (significant help) Critchley illuminates what is meant by Christian love of neighbor and how faith may be available even to those (like the Roman Centurion) who are without doctrine, ritual, and religion.

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