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Thursday, May 31, 2007

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"A profound and prolific writer in the Danish "golden age" of intellectual and artistic activity, his work crossed the boundaries of philosophy, theology, psychology, literary criticism, devotional literature and fiction. He brought this potent mixture of discourses to bear as social critique and for the purpose of renewing Christian faith within Christendom. One of the fathers of existentialism, his contributions to the development of modernism, his literary experimentation, his vivid re-presentation of biblical figures to bring out their modern relevance and his fervent attempts to analyse and revitalise Christian faith are amongst his major achievements. He is said to have "burned with the passion of a religious poet", was armed with extraordinary dialectical talent and drew on vast resources of erudition."

Now off to teh comment section and hint at this week´s great mind. You are free to limerick, hint, make excuses or simply say HI. The only nono is to blurt out the answer, which sorta would be like me telling you that Harry Potter doesn´t die in teh final book! Don´t go there...I know where your blog is.

Rabbit, rabbit...Hare, hare...Hase, hase and Good Luck in June! *winks at the Pezes*

In case you need to vent, I am sure Homor-Blogs would enjoy some input to that extend!


Posted by Minka :: 11:38 pm :: 41 Royal Subjects

Link to this Royal Decree!


At 23:53, Blogger actonbell said...


At 23:58, Blogger actonbell said...

The father of existentialism! oh, oh...I can't believe I actually know something, but that's a hard name to play with....

At 00:02, Blogger actonbell said...

His initials can stand for Saskatchewan. And now I will stop keying!

At 00:05, Blogger Minka said...

actonbell, lovely to see you way up there leading the pack and correctly, too. Nice hint!

At 01:47, Anonymous quilly said...

He was madly in love with and engaged to Regine, nevertheless he broke off the engagement and never married. Although Regine married someone else, it is widely believed that they always loved each other.

At 02:07, Blogger J. D. said...

This fellow (I think) believed in RESPONSIBILITY. He thought you should be good for your own sake and certainly not for God's sake because he DID NOT BELIEVE IN GOD. His name rhymes with one of THE SIMPSONS.??????????.....JUDY

At 02:22, Blogger J. D. said...

Well, it's been a long time since I was in school, so forgive me. I went back to reread today's teaser and right there it says he had the "purpose of renewing the Christian faith". Guess I'm not the brightest bulb.....or the sharpest pencil.....Judy

At 03:31, Blogger Doug said...

Wait...what, now?

OK, let's start with not only don't I know the answer I don't even understand the clue. So here's my flying shot

You can read Wikiped' all you want
Of great minds in an old German font
But hist'ry you'll find
Is defined over time
And great thoughts need dead thinkers to haunt.

At 04:20, Blogger Doug said...

Oh, and whoever he was, he was the last person to use the word "dialectical" and know what the hell he was saying.

At 06:48, Blogger Logophile said...

He was a fan of Irony, therefore I am a fan of his, even if it was socratic irony.

At 07:35, Blogger Minka said...

Quilly, yes Miss Olsen is not only a main character in "House on the little Prairie" she infact was a major female influence in his life :)

JD...if only I knew all the Simpsons by name :)

DOug, you serious? I did it? You must be kidding. But glad to see you can still limerick although you have no clue what this is about. He is very closely associated with the German philosopher Hegel, more than anybody I think. Not that they knew each other personally very well, but their philosophies related.

Logo, 15 minutes, see? I told you!Yes, I certainly can belief that about him, after I googled socratic irony :)

At 10:49, Blogger Theresa said...

I was bright-eyed and busy-tailed yesterday ,and raring to go on your trivia game, but my computer decided I shouldn't get anything done at all. I still don't know how I managed to connect today, and am keeping my fingers crossed.

Like the man you describe I am making a "leap of faith", and believe that the God of Internet Connections will let me publish this comment.

At 12:32, Blogger Doug said...

Well, then, Minka, I guess if I knew anything about Hegel, beginning with whom he's closely associated with I'd be in business right now.

Oh, and I killed Harry Potter!

Hase Hase!

At 12:39, Anonymous Joel said...

His first name is the last name of perhaps the most famous of the early VJ's on MTV. Said VJ's first name is the same as the baby girl character on the 60's sitcom Bewitched.

Confused? Was this lame? Yes. Sorry.

At 15:32, Anonymous neva said...

okay, this is a tough one. i like the following quote because A) it makes sense, in a strangely rational way, and B) it reinforces the fact that the first part of your mystery man's last name is quite similar to the last name of the first Captain of the Starship Enterprise. (my head hurts, too)

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards."

Rabbit, Rabbit sweet Penguin! ; ) xox

At 17:54, Blogger J. D. said...

This fellow is giving us lots of trouble. The only thing I know about him is that he's a pain in the butt. This not a clue, it's a complaint........Judy

At 19:31, Blogger Minka said...

Theresa, I can get on board with a leap of faith, I just have never been inspired enough to jump!

Doug, are you mocking me? No, that can´t be it...must be the " feeling stupid thing". And Pascover, humor about "the boy who lived", will not be appreciated.

Joel, what are you doing to me, man? I had to google for minutes on end before I can nod to your hint. You keep forgetting I am European and German and 29 and NORMAL!

Neva, I can see why the two of you hooked up! It´s a good quote though and definately by this week´s know-it-all-better :)

J.D. So he hunts you, too? I´ll pass on the complaint ;)

At 19:33, Blogger Doug said...

I was mocking me. Sorry for the misunderstanding.

At 20:02, Anonymous Joel said...

Minka...I'll buy your first three claims but must question the fourth. Besides...what fun would it be to be NORMAL?

Glad I made you work a bit...builds character...at least that's what my Dad used to always say.

At 20:24, Blogger The Old Mule said...

A thunderous philosophy professor of mine stood up on a chair the last day of class and proclaimed, "Young minds, one thing you must always remember, K is the greatest mind of modern human thought."

At 21:44, Anonymous al said...

He was also one of the Backstreet Boys, for, like about a year.

What? What?!?!

Oh, no -- don't you tell me -- I am, like, totally so right on this... Totally.

At 21:55, Blogger Minka said...

Doug, that´ll be the day!

Joel, that is a good point...I donæt mind getting me some of that character thingy you are talking about. Can I chew it?

Old Mule, some people are just very passionate about him...my philosophy teacher at uni was not a major fan of him, but then again...he was a fan of little but hearing his own voice.

Al, like, oh my god, so totally right. *flicks hair*

At 23:29, Blogger The Old Mule said...

the mark of a true philosopher, minka: megalomania.

Have a nice weekend!


At 00:10, Blogger actonbell said...


Someday, I will reread Sophie's World. I'm almost positive your existentialist makes an appearance.

At 00:15, Blogger AP3 said...

hase, hase!

At 09:06, Blogger ariel said...

I don't know who that guy is but from the description and the comments he seems a little idealistic, which goes nice with those eyes... :)

At 09:07, Blogger ariel said...

on the other hand, he looks exactly what I've always pictured Anyegin like.

At 13:19, Anonymous Joel said...

Minka...chewable or gel cap.

At 13:21, Blogger goldennib said...

He has nice hair, but he disappointed his father by living past the age of 33.

At 00:37, Blogger Doug said...

Goldennib, you mean Jesus?

At 03:18, Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

I know this one because of a class I took last semester.
Rabbit, rabbit!!
I hope you have a Happy June!!

At 12:05, Blogger goldennib said...

Doug: I hear Jesus did have nice hair.

At 13:15, Blogger Minka said...

Old Mule...your profile picture changed, donæt lose your identity ;)

Actonbell, He certainly does. I remember reading that book, everybody was reading it. A bit like the Da Vinci Code syndrome. I remember liking teh dog :)

AP3, and a wonderful hare, hare to you too :)

ariel, so you are an eye-girl?! Me too. Eyes and hands :)

Joel, great...I´ll bring my steel teeth set. let´s just hope nobody will confuse me for a rapper!

goldennib, really? I have no idea if that´s right...you sound sure, which is good enough for me :)

Doug, whne it is judgement day for you, can I come and watch?

Jamie, right back at you and I hope your guests are peaceful and let you sleep in on teh weekend.

goldennib, yes and Armenian blond by nature ;) very special!

At 14:34, Anonymous Joel said...

Minka...will rap be a part of your performance?

At 20:27, Blogger goldennib said...

Minka: His father felt so guilty and unworthy that he believed God was going to kill all of his seven children before they reached 33 and therefore never get older than Jesus. His father seemed to be a jolly sort of man.

At 22:45, Blogger Minka said...

Joel, "I am Monika and I here to say, all the..." no I can´t rap! I can curse in Russian though, if that´s of any help!

goldennib, he certainly was. Greta chap, wish I could have met him and knocked some sense where it belongs!

At 01:54, Blogger Minka said...

Oh...and this week´s answer is:

Sören Kierkegaard, bless his cotton socks!

At 20:01, Blogger ariel said...

geez, I just knew I'd seen that face before! but you cannot remember every guy comes in for a beer. :-P

At 23:33, Blogger The Old Mule said...

you think an old man like that went for cotton?

At 07:30, Blogger Minka said...

ariel, you are often in a bar these days? You wanna talk? I won´t judge ;)

Old Mule, I assumed, but now that you ask I actually have to give it some thought!

At 14:54, Blogger ariel said...

Monika, I wish I remembered... :)

Old Mule, some guys just insist on spreading their seeds. ;)


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