Iscern the difference between the Knight of Faith and the Knight of Resignation in Fear and Trembling
(1) Discern the difference between the Knight of Faith and the Knight of Resignation in Fear and Trembling.
Briefly describe the different ways in which faith and resignation are expressed. Then with these distinctions in mind, think about the men and women going off to fight for ISIS (Islamic State in Syria and Iraq). How would Kierkegaard categorize the intentions of these fighters? Would he consider them knights of faith or knights of resignation or neither? There is no correct answer, but you must be able to explain your decision. This prompt will require you to brush up a bit on current events. There are numerous articles on this conflict in New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, as well as online or television outlets, such as Huffington Post or Al Jazeera.
(2) If you would like to read a basic article on the ISIS situation in Syria and Iraq, this NY Times piece will be quite useful.
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