Originally Posted by sugarkang
Hey, welcome back. I wanted to say I read some Kierkegaard while you were out: Either/Or and The Sickness Unto Death. I don't think either were on your original recommended list.
My ultimate conclusion is that K was wrong. And if he wasn't wrong, then salvation is virtually impossible, to which he might say is precisely the fucking point.
This is a great kierkegaardian (preliminary) conclusion on your part.
He would be proud of you.
But I can't imagine the good life having to be so hard.
I don't think he is concerned with living the Good Life. He'd probably refer you to the Greeks for that. His concern, in the books you read, is with what it means (philosophically speaking) to be a christian.
His devotional works. Works of Love.
and Purity of Heart is to Will One Thing.
actually describe what it means to be a christian from a christian POV, which has little to do with the philosophy he engages in elsewhere. His philosophical project pretty much aimed at accomplishing something like the impression you got from it. That a systematic philosophy of Christianity is either wrong or impossible.
Thanks for the welcome back.