Seeing in the dark: Catholic theology and Søren Kierkegaard

In a candid interview with Stephen Colbert, Vice President Joe Biden gave a moving testimony about his faith amid the pain of recently losing his son to brain cancer. In the past, both Colbert and
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In a candid interview with Stephen Colbert, Vice President Joe Biden gave a moving testimony about his faith amid the pain of recently losing his son to brain cancer. In the past, both Colbert and Biden have been open about their Catholic faith, but in this moment both men found themselves reflecting upon how they have struggled with their faith after losing loved ones very close to them. During this emotional interview, Colbert asks: “I know you’re a man of deep faith—but how has your faith helped you respond to having lost your first wife, and your daughter and now your son?” Vice President Biden replied: “Loss is serious and it’s consequential, but there is so many other people going through this. But for me, you know my wife (she’s a professor), when she wants to leave me messages, she literally tapes them on my mirror when I’m shaving and she put up a quote from Kierkegaard who said ‘faith sees best in the dark.’ And for me my religion is just an. . .

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