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Yet such an interpretation confuses a potential historic influence with the problem itself. within the braveness of the Reformers the braveness to be as oneself is either affirmed and transcended. compared to the paranormal kind of brave self-affirmation the Protestant braveness of self belief affirms the person self as somebody self in its come across with God as individual. This appreciably distinguishes the personalism of the Reformation from the entire later types of individualism and Existentialism. The braveness of the Reformers isn't the braveness to be oneself-as it isn't the braveness to be as an element. It transcends and unites either one of them. For the braveness of self belief isn't rooted in self belief approximately oneself. The Reformation announces the other: you'll be able to develop into convinced approximately one's life basically after ceasing to base one's self belief on oneself. however the braveness of self belief is certainly not in accordance with something finite along with oneself, no longer even at the Church. it truly is in line with God and exclusively on God, who's skilled in a distinct and private come across. The braveness of the Reformation transcends either the braveness to be as a component and the braveness to be as oneself. it's threatened neither via the lack of oneself nor by means of the lack of one's international.