Kierkegaard as religious thinker

Using Kierkegaard's later religious writings as well as his earlier philosophical works, David Gouwens explores this philosopher's religious and theological thought, focusing on human nature, Christ, and Christian discipleship. He helps the reader approach Kierkegaard as someone who both a...

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Main Author: Gouwens, David Jay
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1996.
In:Year: 1996
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Kierkegaard, Søren 1813-1855
Further subjects:B Kierkegaard, Søren ; 1813-1855 ; Religion
B Kierkegaard, Søren
B Kierkegaard, Søren 1813-1855 Religion
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
Parallel Edition:Non-electronic
Print version: 9780521460316
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Summary:Using Kierkegaard's later religious writings as well as his earlier philosophical works, David Gouwens explores this philosopher's religious and theological thought, focusing on human nature, Christ, and Christian discipleship. He helps the reader approach Kierkegaard as someone who both analysed religion and sought to evoke religious dispositions in his readers. Gouwens discusses Kierkegaard's main concerns as a religious and, specifically, Christian thinker, and his treatment of religion using the dialectic of 'becoming Christian', and counters the interpretation of his religious thought as privatistic and asocial. Gouwens appraises both the edifying discourses and the pseudonymous writings, including the particular problems posed by the latter. Between foundationalism and irrationalism, Kierkegaard's ideas are seen to anticipate the end of 'modernity', while standing at the centre of the Christian tradition.
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ISBN:0511520115
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1017/CBO9780511520112