Embrace the Absurd

Mon, Oct 29

Is religious faith absurd or paradoxical? Is the person of faith called to transcend the rational and moral realms?  What does it mean to have an authentic religious faith?  In this session, we look at existentialist philosopher Soren Kierkegaard's theory of faith.  Kierkegaard meditates on the apparent absurdity and immorality of Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Isaac in order to demonstrate his faith in God.  

Key Concepts: Teleology, Universal/Ethical Reasoning, Theist Existentialism, Subjectivity