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Volume 8, Tome III: Kierkegaard's International Reception – The Near East, Asia, Australia and the Americas

Edited by Jon Stewart

© 2009 – Routledge

354 pages

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Although Kierkegaard's reception was initially more or less limited to Scandinavia, it has for a long time now been a highly international affair. As his writings were translated into different languages his reputation spread, and he became read more and more by people increasingly distant from his native Denmark. While in Scandinavia, the attack on the Church in the last years of his life became something of a cause célèbre, later, many different aspects of his work became the object of serious scholarly investigation well beyond the original northern borders. As his reputation grew, he was co-opted by a number of different philosophical and religious movements in different contexts throughout the world. The three tomes of this volume attempt to record the history of this reception according to national and linguistic categories. Tome III is the most geographically diverse, covering the Near East, Asia, Australia and the Americas. The section on the Near East features pioneering articles on the Kierkegaard reception in Israel, Turkey, Iran and the Arab world. The next section dubbed 'Asia and Australia' features articles on the long and rich traditions of Kierkegaard research in Japan and Korea along with the more recent ones in China and Australia. A final section is dedicated to Americas with articles on Canada, the United States, hispanophone South America, Mexico and Brazil.

Table of Contents

Contents: Part I The Near East: Turkey: The reception of Kierkegaard in Turkey, Türker Armaner; Israel: Kierkegaard's reception in fear and trembling in Jerusalem, Jacob Golomb; The Arab World: The reception of Kierkegaard in the Arab world, Habib C. Malik; Iran: Kierkegaard's reception in Iran, Ramin Jahanbegloo. Part II Asia and Australia: China: The Chinese reception of Kierkegaard, Wang Qi; Korea: The Korean response to Kierkegaard, Pyo Jae-myeong; Japan: Varied images through Western waves, Satoshi Nakazato; Australia: An archaeology of silence of Kierkegaard's philosophical reception, William McDonald. Part III The Americas: Canada: Kierkegaard on the Canadian academic landscape, Abrahim H. Khan; The USA: From neo-orthodoxy to plurality, Lee C. Barrett; Mexico: 3 generations of Kierkegaard studies, Leticia Valadez; Hispanophone South America: Kierkegaard's Latin American reception, an oxymoron, Patricia Carina Dip; Brazil: 40 years later, Alvaro Luis Montenegro Valls; Indexes.

About the Editor

Jon Stewart is an Associate Research Professor in the Søren Kierkegaard Research Centre at the 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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