duty and relationship

Duty becomes duty by being referred to God, but in the duty itself I do not enter into relation to God.

Kierkegaard: Fear and Trembling (Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy), 59

I have been reading about the goings-on of Anglicanism. Yes, it is all about sex.

All the discussion has shown a fundamental problem with most modern theology: orthopraxy has replaced orthodoxy. To use SK’s language, we talk about duty while ignoring relationship. Some of the rhetoric suggests that I need to get to a place where God can love me. Religion has been transformed into a moral code.

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