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date: 09 March 2021

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This chapter analyses the theology of Soren Kierkegaard. It explains that Kierkegaard was trained in the theology of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Denmark and was well-versed in the subject, but did not consider himself as a theologian. The chapter suggests that his main theological project was the reintroduction of Christianity into Christendom or the ecclesiastical-sociopolitical established order. Kierkegaard believes that Christianity is not a doctrine but an ‘existence-communication’ and a subjective truth that is to be actualized in existence with the object of existing in it through faith.

Keywords: Soren Kierkegaard, theology, Evangelical Lutheran, Denmark, Christianity, Christendom, existence-communication, subjective truth, faith

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