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Kierkegaard: Exposition & Critique

Daphne Hampson


Søren Kierkegaard is a fascinating author. Living shortly after the dawn of modernity in the Enlightenment, he restates classical Christianity in dynamic fashion. His Lutheran heritage is vital here as he places ‘faith’ over ‘reason’. Yet Kierkegaard also holds decidedly pre-modern epistemological presuppositions that are supportive of his endeavour. After an initial chapter on Kierkegaard's intellectual milieu, the book expounds with reference to the philosophical and historical context of seven of his major texts, ranging across theological, ethical, social and political questions. A final c ... More

Keywords: causality, Søren Kierkegaard, Enlightenment, Christianity, theology, ethics, dignity, God, faith, reason

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199673230
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199673230.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daphne Hampson, author
Professor Emerita of Divinity, The University of St Andrews; Associate of the Faculty of Theology and Religion, Oxford University