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Published: 19 May 2013

368 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199673230

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Exposition & Critique

Daphne Hampson

  • Published to mark the bicentenary of Kierkegaard's birth in 2013
  • A clear introduction to Kierkegaard's major works suitable for those approaching Kierkegaard for the first time at the same time as providing a lively critique of his work for the twenty-first century
  • Explains the philosophical, theological, and historical context of Kierkegaard's writings, weaving in relevant biographical details from Kierkegaard's life to present an engaging picture of the thinker
  • Highlights the frequently overlooked Lutheran context of Kierkegaard's thought world which provided a structure that he would adapt in his work
  • Moves beyond a 'historical' description of Kierkegaard as Hampson "debates" with Kierkegaard's ideas
  • Provides a timeline of the key publications and events in Kierkegaard's life in the context of the wider historical events of the time