By Clare Carlisle
An obtainable and unique exploration of the theological and philosophical value of Kierkegaard’s non secular thought.
Søren Kierkegaard’s idea of “repetition” because the new class of fact signaled the start of existentialist notion, turning philosophical recognition from the pursuit of target wisdom to the stream of turning into that characterizes each one individual’s existence. concentrating on the subject of flow in his 1843 pseudonymous texts Either/Or, Repetition, and Fear and Trembling, Clare Carlisle provides an unique and illuminating interpretation of Kierkegaard’s non secular idea, together with newly translated fabric, that emphasizes both its philosophical and theological value. Kierkegaard complained of an absence of circulate not just in Hegelian philosophy but additionally in his personal “dreadful nonetheless life,” and his heroes are those that bounce, dance, and make journeys—but what do those activities symbolize, and the way are they complete? How do we be actual to ourselves, not to mention to others if we're constantly turning into? Carlisle explores those inquiries to discover either the philosophical and the literary coherence of Kierkegaard’s notoriously enigmatic authorship.
“Clare Carlisle has written an professional examine which examines the jobs of move and stasis in 3 of Kierkegaard’s so much trendy works … This quantity will curiosity Kierkegaard experts, but it's written with a readability and magnificence which additionally make it appropriate as an advent or a complement to shut learn of the early pseudonymous works.” — Religious Studies
“This awesome publication represents the very best contribution to the growing to be physique of up to date writings at the strange and elusive corpus of Kierkegaard’s early pseudonymous writings. the writer brings a rare point of philosophical sophistication and rhetorical aptitude to this paintings, and the result's a desirable e-book that may entice students of philosophy and faith in a number of fields starting from ethics and literature, to theology and postmodernism. That stated, the e-book is written so essentially, and with such glaring ardour, that it'll attract a extra renowned viewers as well—much as Kierkegaard’s pseudonymous writings themselves have been designed to do.” — Louis A. Ruprecht Jr., writer of Afterwords: Hellenism, Modernism, and the parable of Decadence