Mystics, Theologians and God-botherers

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373 Ann St
St John's Cathedral, Brisbane
Australia @ (AU)
Tel 2018-02-04
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Dr Peter Kline on Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855). Down the ages there have been those who enlighten us with a fresh vision of God. These are the voices that stir our imaginations; shake our comfortable perceptions and whose lives witness to the Spirit in their time. Continuing this series from 2017, we seek to revisit the teachings of some of those who have shaped our tradition in radical ways and see how they may speak afresh to us today. In February our guest preacher Dr Peter Kline will explore the thinking of Søren Kierkegaard. Søren Kierkegaard was a Danish philosopher, theologian, poet, social critic and religious author. To Kierkegaard, faith was not a mental conviction about doctrine, nor positive religious feelings, but a passionate commitment to God in the face of uncertainty.

Faith is a risk (the "leap of faith"), an adventure that requires the denial of oneself. To choose faith is what brings authentic human existence. Dr Peter Kline is the academic dean and lecturer in systematic theology at St Francis Theological College in Brisbane. He has recently published his book, "Passion for Nothing: Kierkegaard’s Apophatic Theology". Stay on after the service for drinks and nibbles and discussion with Peter.

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