Kierkegaard and the Theology of the Nineteenth Century: The Paradox and the 'Point of Contact'

Kierkegaard and the Theology of the Nineteenth Century: The Paradox and the 'Point of Contact'

George Pattison


This research exhibits how Kierkegaard's mature theological writings mirror his engagement with the wide variety of theological positions which he encountered as a scholar, together with German and Danish Romanticism, Hegelianism and the writings of Fichte and Schleiermacher. George Pattison attracts on either significant and lesser-known works to teach the complexity and nuances of Kierkegaard's theological place, which remained toward Schleiermacher's confirmation of faith as a 'feeling of absolute dependence' than to the Barthian denial of any 'point of contact', with which he's frequently linked. Pattison additionally explores ways that Kierkegaard's theological inspiration could be with regards to thinkers resembling Heidegger and John Henry Newman, and its carrying on with relevance to present-day debates approximately secular religion. His quantity should be of serious curiosity to students and scholars of philosophy and theology.

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