Crowd is Untruth

by Soren Kierkegaard


Kierkegaard originally meant this text to serve as introduction of sorts to his Upbuilding Discourses in Various Spirits. In it, he entreats his readers to seek God for themselves rather than following the crowd. A person cannot live out the Christian faith by simply going to church, observing Christian holidays, or praising whatever is trendy among the church community. Instead, one must encounter God personally and do whatever God calls one to do, even if doing so seems impolite, ridiculous, or even wicked to everyone else. Although of great interest to theologians and philosophers, this short work remains accessible and relevant to the contemporary lay-reader.

Kathleen O’Bannon
CCEL Staff Writer

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  Born: 1813
Died: 1855
Related topics: Denmark, Criticism, interpretation, etc., Christianity--Philosophy, History, Existentialism, …
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