Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Kierkegaard: Exposition & Critique$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Daphne Hampson

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199673230

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199673230.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 26 April 2018

Philosophical Fragments

Philosophical Fragments

Chapter:
(p.60) 3 Philosophical Fragments
Source:
Kierkegaard: Exposition & Critique
Author(s):

Daphne Hampson

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199673230.003.0003

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 epistemological context of the modern world. It first examines Kierkegaard's views about what Christianity must claim if it is to be true to itself, along with the contradiction to modernity that this represents. It then expounds Kierkegaard's Christology within the context of modernity and biblical criticism as well as his views about God, epistemology, causality, particularity, and incarnation. Finally, it discusses Kierkegaard's leap of faith that allowed him to bridge the gap between the eternal and that which exists in time, and its implications for Gotthold Lessing's ditch: that it is impossible to predicate the existence of absolute and eternal truths on contingent truths of history.

Keywords:   modernity, Søren Kierkegaard, Philosophical Fragments, Christianity, Christology, biblical criticism, God, epistemology, incarnation, Gotthold Lessing

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .