Kierkegaard and the self before God: anatomy of the abyss

Podmore, Simon D. (2011) Kierkegaard and the self before God: anatomy of the abyss. Indiana University Press, Bloomington. ISBN 9780253222824

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Abstract

Simon D. Podmore claims that becoming a self before God is both a divine gift and an anxious obligation. Before we can know God, or ourselves, we must come to a moment of recognition. How this comes to be, as well as the terms of such acknowledgment, are worked out in Podmore's powerful new reading of Kierkegaard. As he gives full consideration to Kierkegaard's writings, Podmore explores themes such as despair, anxiety, melancholy, and spiritual trial, and how they are broken by the triumph of faith, forgiveness, and the love of God.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > Theology, Philosophy and Religion
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Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2013 11:18
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2014 16:22
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/41

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