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Kierkegaard's Critique of Christian Nationalism

Stephen Backhouse

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199604722
eISBN:
9780191729324
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604722.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Philosophy of Religion

The book draws out the critique of Christian nationalism that is implicit throughout the thought of Søren Kierkegaard, an analysis that is inseparable from his wider aim of reintroducing Christianity ... More


H. L. Martensen

Stephen Backhouse

in Kierkegaard's Critique of Christian Nationalism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199604722
eISBN:
9780191729324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604722.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Philosophy of Religion

The role of the state and the place of the nation in Christian thought forms the backbone of Bishop Hans Lassen Martensen's speculative system. The chapter examines the issue as it appears in ... More


Holding Out: 1852–1854

Walter Lowrie

in A Short Life of Kierkegaard

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157771
eISBN:
9781400845972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157771.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter captures a strong sense of resolve in Kierkegaard during the years 1852–54, which were a stark contrast to the hesitation he would often display in his journals in the years previous. ... More


Godly Satire: December 18, 1854 to September 25, 1855

Walter Lowrie

in A Short Life of Kierkegaard

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157771
eISBN:
9781400845972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157771.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter looks at how Kierkegaard had gone about declaring his one thesis, “Christianity no longer exists,” through a “godly satire,” as well as the controversies surrounding his polemical ... More


A First And Last Explanation

Sheridan Hough

in Kierkegaard's Dancing Tax Collector: Faith, Finitude, and Silence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198739999
eISBN:
9780191802898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739999.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Literature

Here the text makes an innovative use of Kierkegaard’s own denial of his authorship in the Concluding Unscientific Postscript.


| 1848–9 | 1848–9 Civil War and Free Constitution

Dan C. Christensen

in Hans Christian Ørsted: Reading Nature's Mind

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669264
eISBN:
9780191748745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669264.003.0057
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

King Christian VIII dies in January 1848, while having prepared a new constitution attempting to keep the duchies and the monarchy united. A.S. Ørsted is commissioned to work out the details. This ... More


Hegel’s View of Socrates

Jon Stewart

in Søren Kierkegaard: Subjectivity, Irony, & the Crisis of Modernity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198747703
eISBN:
9780191810657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747703.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

Kierkegaard’s understanding of Socrates was shaped by the interpretation of the German philosopher Hegel, whose thought was a popular trend at the University of Copenhagen in the late 1830s. So this ... More


Kierkegaard’s View of Socrates

Jon Stewart

in Søren Kierkegaard: Subjectivity, Irony, & the Crisis of Modernity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198747703
eISBN:
9780191810657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747703.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

This chapter’s goal is to explore Kierkegaard’s understanding of Socrates and to see where he agrees or disagrees with Hegel. We look at Kierkegaard’s analysis of Socrates’ daimon, the trial and ... More


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