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Sylvia Walsh

in Kierkegaard: Thinking Christianly in an Existential Mode

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199208357
eISBN:
9780191695728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208357.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

This chapter prepares the stage for reading Kierkegaard in context by presenting a biographical overview of his religious upbringing and theological education, the major intellectual influences and ... More


Dialectics

DAVID R. LAW

in Kierkegaard as Negative Theologian

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263364
eISBN:
9780191682506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263364.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines to what extent apophatic motifs are present in the basic structure of Søren Kierkegaard's thought, particularly in his dialectics. It analyses the dialectical structure of ... More


Truth

DAVID R. LAW

in Kierkegaard as Negative Theologian

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263364
eISBN:
9780191682506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263364.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines various interpretations of Søren Kierkegaard's thesis that states that ‘subjectivity is the truth’. It reviews literature on Kierkegaard's theory of truth and discusses the ... More


Conversion as a Way of Life

Noreen Khawaja

in The Religion of Existence: Asceticism in Philosophy from Kierkegaard to Sartre

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226404516
eISBN:
9780226404653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226404653.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Here the core issue of Kierkegaard’s thought—what it means to become a Christian—is presented as a psychological adaptation of the Pietist ideal of conscious, ongoing conversion. As Kierkegaard ... More


Introduction

DAVID R. LAW

in Kierkegaard as Negative Theologian

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263364
eISBN:
9780191682506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263364.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the apophaticism or negative theology of philosopher and theologian Søren Kierkegaard. This book traces the historical ... More


Kierkegaard: Thinking Christianly in an Existential Mode

Sylvia Walsh

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199208357
eISBN:
9780191695728
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208357.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

Søren Kierkegaard (1813–1855) was first and foremost a Christian thinker who is perhaps best known for his devastating attack upon Christendom or the established order of his time. Not since Luther ... More


Christology

DAVID R. LAW

in Kierkegaard as Negative Theologian

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263364
eISBN:
9780191682506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263364.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines the apophatic structure of Søren Kierkegaard's Christology. It analyses Kierkegaard's kenotic theory, his soteriology, and his development of the concept of contemporaneity, and ... More


The Stages of Existence

DAVID R. LAW

in Kierkegaard as Negative Theologian

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263364
eISBN:
9780191682506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263364.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines the three stages in Søren Kierkegaard's spheres of existence. These are the aesthetic, ethical, and religiousness stages. The aesthetic individual is concerned only with the ... More


Epistemology

DAVID R. LAW

in Kierkegaard as Negative Theologian

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263364
eISBN:
9780191682506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263364.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines Søren Kierkegaard's attempt to undermine epistemology and the certainty of knowledge. It explains the two forms of scepticism in Kierkegaard's thoughts. These are ... More


God

DAVID R. LAW

in Kierkegaard as Negative Theologian

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263364
eISBN:
9780191682506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263364.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines Søren Kierkegaard's doctrine of God. It discusses Kierkegaard's definition of the term God and his treatment of the arguments for the existence of God. It analyses how human ... More


Kierkegaard as Negative Theologian

DAVID R. LAW

in Kierkegaard as Negative Theologian

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263364
eISBN:
9780191682506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263364.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines whether Søren Kierkegaard may be considered a negative theologian. It suggests that though apophaticism is an inherent element in Kierkegaard's thought he stands in a very ... More


Religion, Culture, and Society

Sylvia Walsh

in Kierkegaard: Thinking Christianly in an Existential Mode

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199208357
eISBN:
9780191695728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208357.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses the relation of religion, culture, and society in Kierkegaard's writings. It discusses the phenomenon of leveling in the present age, the phantom of the public, the principle ... More


Grappling with a Tension: Love and the Self in Søren Kierkegaard

Julia T. Meszaros

in Selfless Love and Human Flourishing in Paul Tillich and Iris Murdoch

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198765868
eISBN:
9780191820502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198765868.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

Chapter 2 examines Kierkegaard’s thought on love and the self in order to better penetrate Tillich’s and Murdoch’s own ideas on the subject, which directly engage Kierkegaard and his more radical ... More


Christian Faith and the Protestant Principle

Madhuri M. Yadlapati

in Against Dogmatism: Dwelling in Faith and Doubt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037948
eISBN:
9780252095207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037948.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter takes a closer look at three figures whose discussions of faith are among the most influential in twentieth-century Christian theology. Two, Paul Tillich and Karl Barth, are ... More


Venturing a Relation to God

Sylvia Walsh

in Kierkegaard: Thinking Christianly in an Existential Mode

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199208357
eISBN:
9780191695728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208357.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

This chapter looks into some theological concepts and issues that constitute a number of Kierkegaard's most original and most important contributions to Christian thought. For him, theology or ... More


Practice in Christianity

Daphne Hampson

in Kierkegaard: Exposition & Critique

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199673230
eISBN:
9780191806629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199673230.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter offers a reading of Søren Kierkegaard's philosophical work Practice in Christianity to illuminate his ideas about the Danish Church and society. More specifically, it examines ... More


Christianity is an Existence-Communication

Sylvia Walsh

in Kierkegaard: Thinking Christianly in an Existential Mode

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199208357
eISBN:
9780191695728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208357.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

This chapter examines Kiekegaard's distinctive understanding of Christianity as an ‘existence-communication’ and the existential mode of theological reflection appropriate to it in contrast to ... More


Philosophical Fragments

Daphne Hampson

in Kierkegaard: Exposition & Critique

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199673230
eISBN:
9780191806629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199673230.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter offers a reading of Søren Kierkegaard's book Philosophical Fragments to illuminate his ideas about the nature of Christian claims, and thus also the validity of Christianity given the ... More


Concluding Unscientific Postscript to Philosophical Fragments

Daphne Hampson

in Kierkegaard: Exposition & Critique

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199673230
eISBN:
9780191806629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199673230.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter offers a reading of Søren Kierkegaard's philosophical work Concluding Unscientific Postscript to ‘Philosophical Fragments’ to illuminate his ideas about ‘the eternal’ and its Paradox. ... More


Love’s Deeds

Daphne Hampson

in Kierkegaard: Exposition & Critique

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199673230
eISBN:
9780191806629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199673230.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter offers a reading of Søren Kierkegaard's philosophical work Love's Deeds to illuminate his ideas about agapeistic love within the framework of his Lutheran thought. More specifically, it ... More


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