How to Read Kierkegaard by John D. Caputo

How to Read Kierkegaard by John D. Caputo
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Overview: Soren Kierkegaard’s work anticipated fundamental developments in psychoanalysis, philosophy, theology and the critique of mass culture by over a century. Caputo offers an account of Kierkegaard as a thinker of particular relevance in our postmodern times.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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Kierkegaard: Philosophy in an Hour by Paul Strathern

Kierkegaard: Philosophy in an Hour by Paul Strathern
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Overview: Philosophy for busy people. Listen to a succinct account of the philosophy of Kierkegaard in just one hour. Although Kierkegaard was not a philosopher in the academic sense, he produced what many people expect of philosophy. He didn’t write about the world, he wrote about life – how we live and how we choose to live, particularly focussing on the individual and the notion of his (or her) existence. Kierkegaard was one of the founders of existentialism, regarding the ‘existing being’ as a purely subjective entity that lay beyond the reach of reason, logic, philosophical systems, theology and even ‘the pretences of psychology’, yet simultaneously remaining the source of all these subjects. This audiobook is an expert account of Kierkegaard’s life and philosophical ideas – entertainingly written and is above all easy listening. Also included are selections from Kierkegaard’s work, suggested further reading, and chronologies that place Kierkegaard in the context of the broader scheme of philosophy.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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Kierkegaard: A Christian Missionary to Christians

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Kierkegaard by Mark A. Tietjen

Kierkegaard: A Christian Missionary to Christians by Mark A. Tietjen
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Overview: Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) had a mission. The church had become weak, flabby and inconsequential. Being a Christian was more a cultural heritage than a spiritual reality. His mission-reintroduce the Christian faith to Christians. How could he break through to people who were members of the church and thought they were Christians already? Like an Old Testament prophet, Kiergegaard used a variety of pointed and dramatic ways to shake people from their slumber. He incisively diagnosed the spiritual ailments of his age and offered a fresh take on classic Christian teaching. Mark Tietjen thinks that Kierkegaard’s critique of his contemporaries strikes close to home today. We also need to listen to one of the most insightful yet complex Christian thinkers of any era. Through an examination of core Christian doctrines-the person of Jesus Christ, human nature, Christian witness and love Tietjen helps us hear Kierkegaard’s missionary message to a church that often fails to follow Christ with purity of heart.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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Kierkegaard’s Journals & Notebooks, Vol. 4 by Søren Kierkegaard

Kierkegaard’s Journals and Notebooks, Volume 4: Journals NB-NB5 by Søren Kierkegaard
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Overview: For over a century, the Danish thinker Søren Kierkegaard (1813-55) has been at the center of a number of important discussions, concerning not only philosophy and theology, but also, more recently, fields such as social thought, psychology, and contemporary aesthetics, especially literary theory.

Despite his relatively short life, Kierkegaard was an extraordinarily prolific writer, as attested to by the 26-volume Princeton University Press edition of all of his published writings. But Kierkegaard left behind nearly as much unpublished writing, most of which consists of what are called his "journals and notebooks." Kierkegaard has long been recognized as one of history’s great journal keepers, but only rather small portions of his journals and notebooks are what we usually understand by the term "diaries." By far the greater part of Kierkegaard’s journals and notebooks consists of reflections on a myriad of subjects–philosophical, religious, political, personal. Studying his journals and notebooks takes us into his workshop, where we can see his entire universe of thought. We can witness the genesis of his published works, to be sure–but we can also see whole galaxies of concepts, new insights, and fragments, large and small, of partially (or almost entirely) completed but unpublished works. Kierkegaard’s Journals and Notebooks enables us to see the thinker in dialogue with his times and with himself.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy > Religious Studies > Philosophy

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Kierkegaard After the Genome: Science, Existence and Belief in This World

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Kierkegaard and the Treachery of Love by Amy Laura Hall

Kierkegaard and the Treachery of Love by Amy Laura Hall
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Overview: This major study of Kierkegaard and love explores Kierkegaard’s description of love’s treachery, difficulty, and hope. It reads his Works of Love as a text that both deciphers and complicates the central books in his pseudonymous canon: Fear and Trembling, Repetition, Either/Or and Stages on Life’s Way. Amy Laura Hall argues that a spiritual void brings each text into being, and her interpretation is as much about faith as about love. Her scholarly and lyrical style makes this study a poetic contribution to ethics and the philosophy of religion.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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Kierkegaard and the Matter of Philosophy: A Fractured Dialectic

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Kierkegaard’s ‘Fear and Trembling’: A Reader’s Guide

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