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Volume 6, Tome II: Kierkegaard and His German Contemporaries - Theology

Edited by Jon Stewart

© 2007 – Routledge

278 pages

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This volume explores in detail Kierkegaard's various relations to his German contemporaries. Kierkegaard read German fluently and made extensive use of the writings of German-speaking authors. Apart from his contemporary Danish sources, the German sources were probably the most important in the development of his thought generally. This volume represents source-work research dedicated to tracing Kierkegaard's readings and use of the various German-speaking authors in the different fields in a way that is as clearly documented as possible. The volume has been divided into three tomes reflecting Kierkegaard's main areas of interest with regard to the German-speaking sources, namely, philosophy, theology and a more loosely conceived category, which has here been designated "literature and aesthetics." This second tome of the present volume is dedicated to Kierkegaard's main theological influences. In theology the German and the Danish traditions had long been closely connected via their common source: Luther. In Kierkegaard's time the main influence on theology was probably German philosophy and specifically Hegelianism. Most of the German theologians were in some way in a critical dialogue with this movement. Another important influence was Schleiermacher, who visited Copenhagen in 1833 and was important for several Golden Age thinkers. From his student days Kierkegaard kept abreast of the German theological literature, from which he drew much inspiration.

Table of Contents

Contents: Bruno Bauer: biblical narrative, freedom and anxiety, David James and Douglas Moggach; F.C. Baur: on the similarity and dissimilarity between Jesus and Socrates, David D. Possen; Bretschneider: the tangled legacy of rational supernaturalism, Lee C. Barrett; Daub: Kierkegaard's paradoxical appropriation of a Hegelian sentry, Jon Stewart; Erdmann: appropriation and criticism, error and understanding, Stephan Bitter; Günther: Kierkegaard's use of an Austrian Catholic theologian, Christoph Kronabel and Jon Stewart; Marheineke: the volatilization of Christian doctrine, Heiko Schulz; Julius Müller: parallels in the doctrines of sin and freedom in Kierkegaard and Müller, Christine Axt-Piscalar; Rosenkranz: traces of Hegelian psychology and theology in Kierkegaard, Heiko Schulz; Schleiermacher: revisiting Kierkegaard's relationship to him, Richard E. Crouter; D.F. Strauss: Kierkegaard and radical demythologization, George Pattison; Index of persons; Subject index.

About the Editor

Jon Stewart is Associate Research Professor in the Søren Kierkegaard Research Centre, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

About the Series

Kierkegaard Research: Sources, Reception and Resources

Kierkegaard Research: Sources, Reception and Resources
The Kierkegaard Research Series is a multi volume series dedicated to a systematic coverage of all aspects of Kierkegaard Studies. Interdisciplinary in nature, the series combines articles on philosophy, theology, literature, psychology and history written by the leading international Kierkegaard scholars arranged into thematically organised volumes. Each volume contains a detailed introduction, written by the editors, which traces the history of the given theme in Kierkegaard studies and an extensive index making it easy to find where the specific themes, works and persons are treated. Under the editorial supervision and organisation of the Søren Kierkegaard Research Centre at The University of Copenhagen, this series serves as both a reference work for Kierkegaard students and as a forum for new research. The series is divided into three main parts; 'Kierkegaard’s Sources' includes articles which perform source-work research in order to discover and document the numerous sources of Kierkegaard’s thought; 'Kierkegaard's Reception' includes articles treating the countless aspects of the reception of Kierkegaard’s thought and writings in the different research traditions and the third section is for reference works including an extensive bibliography of works on Kierkegaard and a volume containing a list of the books Kierkegaard owned as they appear in the auction catalogue of his library. The Kierkegaard Research series is the most important, significant and comprehensive publishing treatment in English of the work and impact of Soren Kierkegaard.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
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PHILOSOPHY / General