- List of Contributors
- References to Kierkegaard's Works
- Abbreviations of Titles of Kierkegaard's Works
- The Textual Inheritance
- Kierkegaard and the End of the Danish Golden Age
- Kierkegaard and Copenhagen
- Kierkegaard and German Idealism
- Kierkegaard and Romanticism
- Kierkegaard and the Church
- Kierkegaard and Greek Philosophy
- Kierkegaard and the Bible
- Kierkegaard and the History of Theology
- Pseudonyms and ‘Style’
- Selfhood and ‘Spirit’
- Formation and the Critique of Culture
- Time and History
- Kierkegaard's Theology
- Society, Politics, and Modernity
- Translating Kierkegaard
- Kierkegaard and Nietzsche
- Kierkegaard and Heidegger
- Kierkegaard and Phenomenology
- Kierkegaard and Postmodernism
- Kierkegaard, Wittgenstein, and the Wittgensteinian Tradition
- Kierkegaard and Moral Philosophy: Some Recent Themes
- Kierkegaard as Theologian: A History of Countervailing Interpretations
- Kierkegaard and Modern European Literature
- Kierkegaard and English Language Literature
Abstract and Keywords
This chapter analyses Soren Kierkegaard's thought about the history of theology, discussing different notions of historical theology and evaluating how they apply to the way Kierkegaard engaged with history of theology. It explains the two key elements of the Kierkegaardian historical theology: tracking the process of decline from the Christianity of the New Testament to the enfeebled caricature that passed for Christianity in contemporary Denmark; and recovering the voices of the true Christians of the past who genuinely followed Christ in suffering and martyrdom.
David R. Law is Professor of Christian Thought and Philosophical Theology at the University of Manchester. Among his publications are two books on Kierkegaard, namely Kierkegaard as Negative Theologian (Oxford University Press, 1993) and Kierkegaard's Kenotic Christology (Oxford University Press, 2013). He has also published articles on Kierkegaard in the International Kierkegaard Commentary and in Kierkegaard Research: Sources, Reception and Resources.
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