BeschreibungSoren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) has been proposed as the 'father' of existentialism, as a forerunner of post-modernism and as the proponent of a purely humanistic religiosity. According to Julia Watkin all of these approaches suppress the reality of Kierkegaard as a Christian thinker, albeit one of a uniquely challenging cast who saw the need to treat Christianity as a personal existential adventure in which one is not afraid to risk oneself. In Kierkegaard, Watkin uses Danish critical sources to classify the legendary thinker as one of a radical Christian persuasion.Kierkegaard raised and addressed vital philosophical and ethical-religious questions about existence in a way that continues to be relevant across disciplines, generations, and cultures. This book distinctly and simply introduces Kierkegaard to new readers as a Christian religious thinker.
PortraitDr. Julia Watkin is based at the Soren Kierkegaard Research Centre, Department of Philosophy, University of Tasmania.
Pressestimmen"Julia Watkins has produced a mostly satisfying book on the nineteenth century Danish thinker, Soren Kierkegaard." Themelios Spring 2002
Untertitel: 'Outstanding Christian Thinkers'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: BLOOMSBURY ACADEMIC UK
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2001
Seitenanzahl: 128 Seiten