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Sunday, May 5, 2013

In Honor of Kierkegaard's 200th Birthday

"When a lark wants to pass gas like an elephant, it has to blow up. In the same way, all scholarly theology must blow up, because it has wanted to be the supreme wisdom instead of remaining what it is, an unassuming triviality."

~Søren Kierkegaard

My thanks to theologian/philosopher Christopher Ben Simpson (author of this fine book) for the quote.


  1. It’s worth pointing out that the first sentence is S.K. quoting Hans Christian Ørsted.