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The Terrible Crystal
Studies in Kierkegaard and Modern Christianity




ISBN 9781138990111
Published February 28, 2016 by Routledge
256 Pages

 
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Consisting of studies in Christian thought in relation to catastrophe, this book particularly looks at the ideas of Soren Kierkegaard and Karl Barth. When it was first published in 1940 this important investigation of ‘existential reality’ presented the view that the climate of crisis and catastrophe is also the essential climate of real religion. It addressed questions of the time surrounding war and religion. Calling for a rebirth of religion, this personal account tries to understand the thinking of Kierkegaard and similar contemporaries and expose their importance in considering the nature of religion.

Table of Contents

Prologue  1. Denmark’s Dead Men  2. The Theology of Crisis  3. The Theology of Eclipse  4. Transcendence  5. Barth and Beyond  6. Guidance and Magic  7. Facilis Descendus Averni  8. Beyond the Tragic Climax  9. The Gentile and the Jew. Epilogue

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