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Catholic Theology after Kierkegaard

Joshua Furnal


This book argues that although he is not always recognised as such, Søren Kierkegaard has been an important ally for Catholic theologians in the early twentieth century. Moreover, properly understanding this relationship and its origins offers valuable resources and insights to contemporary Catholic theology. Of course, there are some negative preconceptions to overcome. Historically, some Catholic readers have been suspicious of Kierkegaard, viewing him as an irrational Protestant irreconcilably at odds with Catholic thought. Nevertheless, the favourable mention of Kierkegaard in John Paul II ... More

Keywords: Kierkegaard, Second Vatican Council, ressourcement, nouvelle théologie, philosophy of religion, ecumenism, Christian theology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198754671
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754671.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joshua Furnal, author
Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology in the Faculty of Philosophy, Theology, and Religious Studies at Radboud University, the Netherlands.