T&T Clark Companion to the Theology of Kierkegaard
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of Pages: 552
Width: 16.9 cm
Height: 24.4 cm
This companion explores Soren Kierkegaard's theological importance, offering a comprehensive reading of his work through a distinctly theological lens, including interpretative concerns, his approach to specific doctrines, and theological trajectories for thinking beyond his work. Beginning with essays on key interpretative factors involved in approaching Kierkegaard's complex corpus, there are also historical accounts of his theological development, followed by - for the first time in a single volume - focused expositions of Kierkegaard's approach to particular doctrinal themes, from those oft-discussed in his work (e.g. Christology) to those more understated (e.g. Pneumatology). The book concludes with theological trajectories for Kierkegaard's thought in the twenty-first century. This volume helps not only to situate Kierkegaard's theology more firmly on the map, but to situate Kierkegaard more firmly on the theological map, as one who has much to offer both the form and content of the theological task.
For anyone wishing to gain an overview of Kierkegaard's theology, this Companion will be a helpful resource. Moreover, it should also prove useful for all who wish to think with and beyond Kierkegaard to interpret and perhaps even to change our contemporary world. * Theology * The Companion is to be commended to scholars and students of Kierkegaard for many reasons, not least of which for how it foregrounds the edifying intention and execution of Kierkegaard's writing... A considerable scholarly achievement. * Studies in Christian Ethics * This is an exceptionally well-conceived guide to Kierkegaard's theology. I very much appreciate, precisely as a systematic theologian, the way each contributor highlights Kierkegaard's concern that doctrine exists not for its own sake, but for the edification of disciples. These essays enable us to hear Kierkegaard's prophetic voice once again. * Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, USA * We readers of Kierkegaard have often developed ingenious strategies to downplay the religious in his authorship, either because we don't take it seriously or it indicts us. This Companion proves true Kierkegaard's claim that the authorship was religious from first to last, and clarifies how this is so at every turn. * Mark Tietjen, The Stony Brook School, USA. * To consider Kierkegaard's theology, is not to indulge in a matter peripheral to his thought. It is to engage with the heart and soul of his entire project. This handbook covers all the key themes of Christian theology; it deals with Kierkegaard as a church historical figure, as a theologian in his own right, and as a crucial conversation partner for the present age. It is a rich resource, of great value for students of Kierkegaard, theologians, and theological Kierkegaardians alike. * Stephen Backhouse, Dean at Westminster Theological Centre and Director of Tent Theology, UK. *