From Luther to Kierkegaard

A Study in the History of Theology

Author: Jaroslav Pelikan

Publisher: N.A


Category: Religion

Page: 171

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The great early church and Luther scholar, Dr. Jaroslav Pelikan, in this one of his earliest published works, offers in this volume an analysis of the relationship between philosophical thought and Lutheran theology since the time of the Reformation.

Kierkegaard and the Renaissance and Modern Traditions: Theology

Author: Jon Bartley Stewart

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754668190

Category: Philosophy

Page: 268

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The long period from the Renaissance to the nineteenth century supplied numerous sources for Kierkegaard's thought in any number of different fields. The present volume covers the period from the birth of Savonarola in 1452 through the beginning of the nineteenth century and into Kierkegaard's own time. The Danish thinker read authors representing vastly different traditions and time periods, and a diverse range of genres including philosophy, theology, literature, drama and music. The present volume consists of three tomes that are intended to cover Kierkegaard's sources in these different fields of thought.Tome II is dedicated to the wealth of theological and religious sources from the beginning of the Reformation to Kierkegaard's own day.

Kierkegaard for the Church

Essays and Sermons

Author: Ronald F. Marshall

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1620323974

Category: Religion

Page: 394

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Most of what is written on Kierkegaard today is for the college classroom and academic conferences. The guiding question of this book is that if Kierkegaard's words about Christianity are true, how do they change the way we learn and practice the Christian faith today? This book is an answer to that question. It does not enter into an extended critical discussion over the truth of Kierkegaard's ideas. Instead it just believes what Kierkegaard said and runs with it. It does that by showing how his ideas change our understanding of Christian identity, suffering and illness, worship and preaching, the Bible, baptism, prayer, marriage and divorce, criticism, and the Christian minister. Interspersed are many quotations from Martin Luther, whose thought significantly shaped Kierkegaard's. At the end of the book is a hefty collection of sermons to show how all of this can be preached in the church. What Kierkegaard for the Church adds to our understanding of Kierkegaard is the place of the church in his thought. Because of his criticisms of the Danish state church and his stress on the need for the single individual to appropriate Christian teachings, it could be imagined that he rejected the church. But that would be to throw the baby out with the bath. The fact is that Kierkegaard remained a loyal son of the church even while he attacked it. And he did this only so he could strengthen what he loved.

A Companion to Kierkegaard

Author: Jon Stewart

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111878359X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 544

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Jon Stewart, one of the world’s leading experts on the work of Søren Kierkegaard, has here compiled the most comprehensive single-volume overview of Kierkegaard studies currently available. Includes contributions from an international array of Kierkegaard scholars from across the disciplines Covers all of the major disciplines within the broad field of Kierkegaard research, including philosophy; theology and religious studies; aesthetics, the arts and literary theory; and social sciences and politics Elucidates Kierkegaard’s contribution to each of these areas through examining the sources he drew upon, charting the reception of his ideas, and analyzing his unique conceptual insights into each topic Demystifies the complex field of Kierkegaard studies creating an accessible entry-point into his thought and writings for readers new to his work

The Point of View

Author: Robert L. Perkins

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 0881462136

Category: Philosophy

Page: 466

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Kierkegaard wrote four reflections on his literary production: On My Work as an Author, The Point of View for My Work as an Author, "The Single Individual," and Armed Neutrality, but he published only the first. The essays in this volume of International Kierkegaard Commentary examine these writings not just as a public "report to history" but also as a revelation of Kierkegaard's deepest understanding of himself as an author. This volume of the International Kierkegaard Commentary is offered to our readers, whom we invite to learn what they can here and then to become our teachers by better research and clearer thinking. Robert L. Perkins (Ph.D., Indiana University), Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Professor at Stetson University, is an international authority on the Danish philosopher S°ren Kierkegaard and series editor of the 24-volume International Kierkegaard Commentary. Prior to his long career at Stetson, Bob was founder and department head (for 16 years) of the Philosophy Department at Mobile College. His research interests are ethics, contemporary continental philosophy, and ancient philosophy.

Volume 19, Tome VII: Kierkegaard Bibliography

Figures I to Z

Author: Peter Šajda,Jon Stewart

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351653598

Category: Philosophy

Page: 334

View: 1965

The long tradition of Kierkegaard studies has made it impossible for individual scholars to have a complete overview of the vast field of Kierkegaard research. The large and ever increasing number of publications on Kierkegaard in the languages of the world can be simply bewildering even for experienced scholars. The present work constitutes a systematic bibliography which aims to help students and researchers navigate the seemingly endless mass of publications. The volume is divided into two large sections. Part I, which covers Tomes I-V, is dedicated to individual bibliographies organized according to specific language. This includes extensive bibliographies of works on Kierkegaard in some 41 different languages. Part II, which covers Tomes VI-VII, is dedicated to shorter, individual bibliographies organized according to specific figures who are in some way relevant for Kierkegaard. The goal has been to create the most exhaustive bibliography of Kierkegaard literature possible, and thus the bibliography is not limited to any specific time period but instead spans the entire history of Kierkegaard studies.

Justification in a Post-Christian Society

Author: Carl-Henric Grenholm,Göran Gunner

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630877581

Category: Religion

Page: 270

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Since the Reformation in the sixteenth century, Lutheran traditions have had a great impact on culture and politics in many societies. At the same time Lutheran churches have impacted personal faith, basic morality, and ethics. Modern society, however, is quite different from the time of the Reformation. How should we evaluate Lutheran tradition in today's Western multicultural and post-Christian society? Is it possible to develop a Lutheran theological position that can be regarded as reasonable in a society that evidences a considerable weakening of the role of Christianity? What are the challenges raised by cultural diversity for a Lutheran theology and ethics? Is it possible to develop a Lutheran identity in a multicultural society, and is there any fruitful Lutheran contribution to the coexistence of different religious and nonreligious traditions in the future?

Kierkegaard and the Catholic Tradition

Conflict and Dialogue

Author: Jack Mulder

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253355362

Category: Philosophy

Page: 283

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Although Søren Kierkegaard, considered one of the most passionate Christian writers of the modern age, was a Lutheran, he was deeply dissatisfied with the Lutheran establishment of his day. Some scholars have said that he pushed his faith toward Catholicism. Placing Kierkegaard in sustained dialogue with the Catholic tradition, Jack Mulder, Jr., does not simply review Catholic reactions to or interpretations of Kierkegaard, but rather provides an extended look into convergences and differences on issues such as natural theology, natural moral law, Christian love, apostolic authority, the doctrine of hell, contrition for sins, the doctrine of purgatory, and the communion of saints. Through his analysis of Kierkegaard's philosophy of religion, Mulder presents deeper possibilities for engagements between Protestantism and Catholicism.

Paths Not Taken

Fates of Theology from Luther Through Leibniz

Author: Paul R. Hinlicky

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802845711

Category: Religion

Page: 385

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Martin Luther was unquestionably a defining theologian for Christianity and the church. But did his legacy unfold in the way he would have hoped or expected? Paul R. Hinlicky here suggests that ? to the detriment of the church as a whole ? it did not. He analyzes here the unhappy fate of theology in the tradition of Luther via a pivotal figure of the early modern theological philosopher Gottfried Leibniz. Through this lens, Hinlicky argues, we can see that the twofold intention of reforming the Church according to the gospel and providing a Christian philosophy of culture for a renewed Christendom diverged along the way. This divergence is the real meaning of contemporary postmodernism. / Hinlicky begins with a consideration of Jeffrey Stout?s description of the state of theology since Barth, ?on the horns of the dilemma between the loss of theme and the loss of audience.? He follows with an exploration of the theologies and thoughts of several key thinkers, including Kant, Spinoza, Melanchthon, and especially Barth. Throughout, Hinlicky focuses on the pivotal role of Leibniz and how his interpretations have affected not only our view of Luther, but also our understanding of theology and theodicy as a whole. In his conclusion, Hinlicky acknowledges several questions left unanswered and offers possible solutions. Finally, he uses the work of three contemporary representatives of theology in Luther?s tradition ? Pannenberg, J?ngel, and Jenson ? and suggests the path to be taken by Christian theology in order to regain our footing on the path Luther charted after Christendom.

How To Read Kierkegaard

Author: John D. Caputo

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 1783780649

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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Soren Kierkegaard is one of the prophets of the contemporary age, a man whose acute observations on life in nineteenth-century Copenhagen might have been written yesterday, whose work anticipated fundamental developments in psychoanalysis, philosophy, theology and the critique of mass culture by over a century. John Caputo offers a compelling account of Kierkegaard as a thinker of particular relevance in our postmodern times, who set off a revolution that numbers Martin Heidegger and Karl Barth among its heirs. His conceptions of truth as a self-transforming 'deed' and his haunting account of the 'single individual' seemed to have been written with us especially in mind. Extracts include Kierkegaard's classic reading of the story of Abraham and Isaac, the jolting theory that truth is subjectivity and his ground-breaking analysis of the concept of anxiety.

Das gute Leben

Eine Einführung in die Ethik

Author: Wolfgang Pleger

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3476044831

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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Das Buch bietet einen historisch-systematischen Überblick über die wichtigsten Konzepte der Ethik, die jeweils an drei bis vier exemplarischen Hauptvertretern vorgestellt werden. Zentrale Zitate ermöglichen einen textnahen Zugang zur jeweiligen Position, die kompakt und anschaulich erläutert wird. Mit dem Titel "Das gute Leben" weist der Autor auf die anthropologische Grundlage jeder Ethik hin. Das Buch ist interdisziplinär angelegt und bezieht neben philosophischen Ansätzen auch solche aus den Bereichen der Theologie, der Biologie, der Psychologie, der Soziologie und der Politik ein.

Margins of Religion

Between Kierkegaard and Derrida

Author: John Llewelyn

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253002796

Category: Philosophy

Page: 488

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Pursuing Jacques Derrida's reflections on the possibility of "religion without religion," John Llewelyn makes room for a sense of the religious that does not depend on the religions or traditional notions of God or gods. Beginning with Derrida's statement that it was Kierkegaard to whom he remained most faithful, Llewelyn reads Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Feuerbach, Heidegger, Sartre, Levinas, Deleuze, Marion, as well as Kierkegaard and Derrida, in original and compelling ways. Llewelyn puts religiousness in vital touch with the struggles of the human condition, finding religious space in the margins between the secular and the religions, transcendence and immanence, faith and knowledge, affirmation and despair, lucidity and madness. This provocative and philosophically rich account shows why and where the religious matters.

The Excellent Empire

The Fall of Rome and the Triumph of the Church

Author: Jaroslav Pelikan

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1625646461

Category: Religion

Page: 152

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This remarkable account by an award-winning historian details the responses to the fall of Rome by the church fathers, who set the pattern for interpreting this momentous event for all succeeding centuries. "To speak about the decline and fall of the Roman empire as 'the social triumph of the ancient church' is to look at the events associated with that 'memorable revolution' . . . through the eyes of the victors," writes the author. "The thoroughness of the victors has often seen to it that there remains no other way for us to view those events. Not only are we--for this period as for so many others throughout most of human history--denied access to the mind of the common people as they watched this history in the making, such that we are forced to depend on the documents provided by various of the elites of the fourth and fifth centuries; but among the documents of those elites, only some have been permitted to survive." Jerome, Christian humanist and translator of the Bible into Latin, represents an apocalyptic view of the crisis. Eusebius, court theologian and founder of church history, saw the fall of Rome as the sign of a new order, the "Christian Empire." And Augustine, fountainhead of much of Western thought during the millennium that followed, used it as the basis for his City of God. The unifying theme in this historical panorama is the final revisionist view of the fall by its greatest historian, Edward Gibbon. All of these interpretations of the fall of Rome continue to live today and deeply influence our understanding of Western culture.

Milton and the Science of the Saints

Author: Georgia B. Christopher

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400853516

Category: Poetry

Page: 278

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In the most sweeping claim yet made for Milton's puritanism, Georgia B. Christopher holds that the great poet assimilated classical literature through Reformation categories, not humanist ones. Examining Milton's major works against the beliefs of Luther and Calvin, she shows how his poetry reflects their view of Scripture, the extra-literary properties they accorded God's speech, and the responses they expected of readers. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Heidegger and the Quest for the Sacred

From Thought to the Sanctuary of Faith

Author: F. Schalow

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401597731

Category: Philosophy

Page: 207

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Although there are various `religious' traces in Heidegger's philosophy, little effort has been made to show the systematic import which his thinking has for outlining a full range of religious and theological questions. Precisely because his thought is opposed to the construction of any `dogma', his vast writings provide clues to what meaning(s) the `Sacred' and the `Divine' may have in a postmodern age where the very possibility of `faith' hangs in the balance. By showing how Heidegger's own thinking can be interpreted as a struggle to come to terms with religious questions, this book undertakes a postmodern investigation of the Sacred which both draws upon and transcends various world-religions and denominations. A postmodern, non-sectarian vision of the Sacred thereby becomes possible which is open to the plurality of religious experiences on the one hand, and yet affirms on the other Heidegger's emphasis (in Beiträge zur Philosophie) on the `last god' as the displacing of all sectarian visions of god. This book will have special appeal to Heidegger scholars, as well as students interested in the overlap between phenomenology and philosophical theology.

The Nature of Love: Plato to Luther

Author: Irving Singer

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226760940

Category: Philosophy

Page: 396

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An examination of concepts of love from late medieval times to the early nineteenth century discerns a conflict between realistic and idealist attitudes toward love that continues into the present century

Kierkegaard's Influence on Theology: German Protestant theology

Author: Jon Bartley Stewart

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409444787

Category: Religion

Page: 406

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Tome I is dedicated to the reception of Kierkegaard among German Protestant theologians and religious thinkers. The writings of some of these figures turned out to be instrumental for Kierkegaard's breakthrough internationally shortly after the turn of the twentieth century. Leading figures of the movement of 'dialectical theology' such as Karl Barth, Emil Brunner, Paul Tillich and Rudolf Bultmann spawned a steadily growing awareness of and interest in Kierkegaard's thought among generations of German theology students. Emanuel Hirsch was greatly influenced by Kierkegaard and proved instrumental in disseminating his thought by producing the first complete German edition of Kierkegaard's published works. Both Barth and Hirsch established unique ways of reading and appropriating Kierkegaard, which to a certain degree determined the direction and course of Kierkegaard studies right up to our own times.

The Legacy of Kierkegaard

Author: John Heywood Thomas

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621894371

Category: Religion

Page: 266

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John Heywood Thomas was probably the earliest twentieth-century British scholar to study Kierkegaard's texts. Here he offers, as the fruit of a lifetime's devotion to that study, what Kierkegaard would call a fragment--a little of what needs to be said about the legacy of this radical Danish writer, philosopher, and theologian. This book, based on lectures given at the University of Calgary, seeks to explore different aspects of Kierkegaard's work in its original context and its legacy. Chapters include studies on Kierkegaard the writer (located within the history and development of European literature and nineteenth-century aesthetic theory) and Kierkegaard the philosopher (understood within the context of the development of philosophy in the first quarter of the nineteenth century). Also, since he always described himself as a religious thinker, Kierkegaard's view of religion is explored and in particular his attitude to the possibility of Christianity without the confines of an established church. Because Kierkegaard's philosophy is never separate from his religious thinking, Heywood Thomas also offers studies on the issues of metaphysics in Kierkegaard--its relation to theology, the scope of reason, the problem of time, and the meaning of death. Finally, to appreciate Kierkegaard as a man of his time as well as a man for all seasons, his views on education are considered.