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Christian existentialism is a theo-philosophical movement which takes an
The existential approach to Christian theology has a long and diverse history including Augustine, Aquinas, Pascal, Marcel, Tillich, and Maritain.
Christian existentialism relies on Kierkegaard's understanding of
Kierkegaard proposed that each person must make independent choices, which then constitute his or her existence. Each person suffers from the anguish of indecision (whether knowingly or unknowingly) until he or she commits to a particular choice about the way to live. Kierkegaard also proposed three rubrics with which to understand the conditions that issue from distinct life choices: the aesthetic, the ethical, and the religious.