By Clare Carlisle
An available and unique exploration of the theological and philosophical value of Kierkegaard’s non secular thought.
Søren Kierkegaard’s idea of “repetition” because the new classification of fact signaled the start of existentialist suggestion, turning philosophical recognition from the pursuit of target wisdom to the move of changing into that characterizes every one individual’s lifestyles. targeting the topic of move in his 1843 pseudonymous texts Either/Or, Repetition, and Fear and Trembling, Clare Carlisle provides an unique and illuminating interpretation of Kierkegaard’s spiritual idea, together with newly translated fabric, that emphasizes both its philosophical and theological value. Kierkegaard complained of a scarcity of move not just in Hegelian philosophy but additionally in his personal “dreadful nonetheless life,” and his heroes are those that bounce, dance, and make journeys—but what do those activities represent, and the way are they comprehensive? How do we be actual to ourselves, not to mention to others if we're always changing into? Carlisle explores those inquiries to discover either the philosophical and the literary coherence of Kierkegaard’s notoriously enigmatic authorship.
“Clare Carlisle has written an professional learn which examines the jobs of circulate and stasis in 3 of Kierkegaard’s so much famous works … This quantity will curiosity Kierkegaard experts, but it truly is written with a readability and elegance which additionally make it appropriate as an creation or a complement to shut examine of the early pseudonymous works.” — Religious Studies
“This impressive ebook represents the very most interesting contribution to the growing to be physique of latest writings at the strange and elusive corpus of Kierkegaard’s early pseudonymous writings. the writer brings a rare point of philosophical sophistication and rhetorical aptitude to this paintings, and the result's a desirable publication that might attract students of philosophy and faith in numerous fields starting from ethics and literature, to theology and postmodernism. That acknowledged, the ebook is written so sincerely, and with such obvious ardour, that it'll entice a extra renowned viewers as well—much as Kierkegaard’s pseudonymous writings themselves have been designed to do.” — Louis A. Ruprecht Jr., writer of Afterwords: Hellenism, Modernism, and the parable of Decadence