Quote from "The Stone of the Wise Man" (1858)
Christianity gave him words of promise of an eternal life in the Bible, but he wanted to read it in his book; and there he could see nothing about it.
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Keywords: Man, bok, knowledge, wisdom, powerlessness
Comment: The wise man cannot get true knowledge about the Christian belief in immortality in his book. This is similar to the bewitched Kay in "The Snow Queen"; The splinter in his eye made him a very penetrating (!) observer, but this cold rationality turned out useless, when it came to the matters of belief – he was unable to make the word Eternity.