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date: 02 March 2021

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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.

Keywords: Soren Kierkegaard, history of theology, historical theology, Christianity, New Testament, Denmark, true Christians, Christ, suffering

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