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Love's Repetition

M. Jamie Ferreira

in Love's Grateful Striving

Published in print June 2001 | ISBN: 9780195130256
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199834181 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195130251.003.0018
 Love's Repetition

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The concluding essay compares the imperative mode of the commandment with the notion of “intimacy” with the commandment experienced by those who so value love's need to express itself that they do not need to be commanded. Kierkegaard's relation to his Lutheran heritage is ambivalent – he sees himself as a corrective to Luther who was himself a corrective to other errors. The Lutheran dimension of simul justus et peccator is found in the paradoxical dual goals of leniency and rigor, inwardness and outwardness, vision and blindness.

Keywords: blindness; commandment; heritage; imperative; intimacy; leniency; Lutheran; paradox; rigor; vision

Chapter.  7988 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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