The inescapable conclusion of Lacoste’s reading of Søren Kierkegaard is that all theologians are hypocrites. Kierkegaard’s own protest is that the object of theology – the ‘God-man’ – is a sign of contradiction which can never be theologically exact. According to Kierkegaard, truth – and its telling – hinged upon the question of the appearance of the ‘God-man’, namely upon his phenomenality. The question is how that peculiar phénoménalité might in turn inspire ‘liturgical knowing’, which exposes something of the tension between Kierkegaard’s own direct and indirect communication (particularly between the Upbuilding Discourses and the Philosophical Fragments) and its influence upon Lacoste and his inversion of the conservative paganism of Heidegger’s Geviert in favour of the radical Christianity of Kierkegaard.