He makes saints out of sinners.

Fear And Trembling

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Of this there is no doubt, our age and Protestantism in general may need the monastery again, or wish it were there. ‘The Monastery’ is an essential dialectical element in Christianity. We therefore need it out there like a navigation buoy at sea in order to see where we are, even though I myself would not enter it. But if there really is true Christianity in every generation, there must also be individuals who have this need. […]
Kierkegaard’s Papers and Journals:  A Selection, translated and edited by Alastair Hannay, 47 VIII I A 403, pg. 275

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