Kierkegaard has often been regarded as a gloomy thinker yet, as an evangelist, his aim was to discover the joy of the truth of Christianity. Both Kierkegaard's belief and his doubt in his own work were the result of his attempt to comprehend the exceptional experiences of biblical characters and to examine what he found most puzzling or offensive. 'The Joy of Kierkegaard' brings together the writings of one of the most influential of Kierkegaard scholars. These essays argue that Kierkegaard's most original thought arises from his struggle with biblical passages and that joy underpins his profound exploration of spiritual alienation.
Table of Contents
Preface 1. The Joy of Kierkegaard 2. Kierkegaard's Canon 3. The Apostle, the Genius and the Monkey 4. Your Wish is My Command 5. The Lesson of Eternity 6. Cities of the Dead 7. Adam's Angest 8. Beyond a Joke 9. 'Sarah is the Hero' 10. How Edifying is Upbuilding? 11. Forgiving the Unforgivable
Hugh Pyper is Professor of Biblical Interpretation at the University of Sheffield.