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Published: 16 October 2014

362 Pages


ISBN: 9780198723219

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Exposition & Critique

Daphne Hampson

  • A clear introduction to Kierkegaard, giving a detailed exposition of seven major works, of interest also to Kierkegaard scholars in drawing attention to little discussed material.
  • Explains the philosophical, theological, and historical context of his writings, weaving in relevant biographical details from his life to present an engaging picture of the thinker.
  • Dialogues with and critiques Kierkegaard's authorship, interfacing his thought with that of others of his time and posing vital questions from a twenty-first-century perspective.
  • Highlights the frequently overlooked Lutheran context of Kierkegaard's thought world, which provided a structure that he both took for granted and significantly developed.
  • Provides a timeline of key publications and events in Kierkegaard's life, taking major works sequentially and setting them in the context of wider historical ideas and movements.
  • Published to mark the bicentenary of Kierkegaard's birth in 2013.