It is often said (accurately) that one of the distinguishing marks of a Catholic understanding of life is its both-and approach in contrast to the either-or approach more characteristic of a Protestant sensibility. For example, Catholics tend to live with and argue for both scripture and tradition, faith and works. The Danish Lutheran Søren Kierkegaard is often cited as a paradigm of Protestant either-or thinking. In this seminar we will explore what we might learn not only about Catholicism and Kierkegaard, but even more about Christianity, human life, and the logic of conjunction.
Center for Catholic Studies, Seton Hall University, "Kierkegaard and/or Catholicism: A Matter of Conjunctions" (2008). Center of Catholic Studies Faculty Seminars and Core Curriculum Seminars. 14.