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Kierkegaard and Christian faith

Author: Paul Henry Martens
Publisher: Waco, Texas : Baylor University Press, [2016]
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Kierkegaard and Christian Faith responds directly to the perennial and problematic concern of how to read Kierkegaard. Specifically, this volume presses the question of whether the existentialist philosopher, who so troubled the waters of nineteenth-century Danish Christendom, is a "Christian thinker for "our" time." The chapters crisscross the disciplines of philosophy, theology, literature, and ethics, and are as  Read more...
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Kierkegaard and Christian faith.
Waco : Baylor University Press, 2016
(DLC) 2015045182
Named Person: Søren Kierkegaard; Søren Kierkegaard; Søren Kierkegaard
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Henry Martens
ISBN: 9781481304702 1481304704
OCLC Number: 918590926
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 241 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
An introduction to false pretenses, Søren Kierkegaard, and trying on faith for size / Kathleen Norris --
Part I: philosophy, revelation, and authority. --
Kierkegaard as four-dimensional thinker / Merold Westphal --
Kierkegaard, natural theology, and the existence of God / C. Stephan Evans --
Kierkegaard and the epistle of James / Richard Bauckham --
Kierkegaard and apostolic authority / Paul J. Griffiths --
Part II: Christian character and community. On becoming a person of character / Sylvia Walsh --
Søren Kierkegaard, Walker Percy's Love in the ruins, and transparency before God / Ralph C. Wood --
The apophatic self and the way of forgetting / Simon D. Podmore --
The rule of chaos and the perturbation of love / Cyril O'Regan --
Secrecy, corruption, and the exchange of reasons / Jennifer A. Herdt --
Kierkegaard and the peaceable kingdom / Paul Martens.
Responsibility: Paul Martens and C. Stephen Evans, editors.


The volume underscores the centrality of Christianity to Kierkegaard's life and thought, and rightly positions Kierkegaard as a profound challenge to Christianity as it is understood and practiced  Read more...
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