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Published: 28 July 2011

288 Pages


ISBN: 9780199790661

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Fortunate Fallibility

Kierkegaard and the Power of Sin

Jason A. Mahn

AAR Reflection and Theory in the Study of Religion

  • Restores a controversial and paradoxical understanding of the church, the fortunate Fall, showing its centrality to Christian worship and thought.
  • Puts theological reading of Kierkegaard in conversation with deconstructionist and rhetorical readings.
  • Examines Kierkegaard, Hegel, Byron, and the early Christian liturgy, as well as fundamental issues such as religious selfhood, sin, and the relation between faith and morality.
  • Focuses on Kierkegaard's later, explicitly theological writings