- 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 examines the diverse and conflicting interpretation of Soren Kierkegaard as a theologian. It suggests that this variety of interpretation results in the suspicion that each particular construal of his corpus may be nothing but a function of the particular author's own theological predilections or phobias. The chapter also considers the debate about Kierkegaard's theological methods and the relation of his analysis of subjectivity to his exposition of objective doctrinal teachings.
Lee C. Barrett is the Stager Professor of Theology at Lancaster Theological Seminary. He has authored several articles concerning Kierkegaard's relation to the Lutheran theological heritage, many of which have appeared in the International Kierkegaard Commentary Series and in Kierkegaard Research: Sources, Reception and Resources. Lee has published an introduction to Kierkegaard's thought entitled Pillars of Modern Theology: Kierkegaard (Abingdon Press, 2010) and is finishing a book on Kierkegaard's relation to Augustine. He serves on the advisory board of the Kierkegaard Research: Sources, Reception and Resources series and on the editorial board of The Kierkegaard Yearbook. He is a former president of the Søren Kierkegaard Society of the USA.
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