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date: 04 June 2020

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This chapter examines the role of Soren Kierkegaard in the so-called Danish Golden Age from 1800 to 1850, which was marked by a remarkable outpouring of artistic, scientific, literary, philosophical, and theological productivity. It explains that Kierkegaard, together with Hans Christian Andersen, belongs to the third generation of this Golden Age. The chapter considers the major works of Kierkegaard and Andersen, who were the two most prominent figures of the Golden Age both in and outside Denmark.

Keywords: Danish Golden Age, Soren Kierkegaard, Hans Christian Andersen, Denmark, artistic productivity, scientific productivity, literary productivity, philosophical productivity, theological productivity

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