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The Oxford Handbook of Kierkegaard brings together some of the most distinguished contemporary contributors to Kierkegaard research together with some of the more gifted younger commentators on Kierkegaard's work. There is significant input from scholars based in Copenhagen's Soren Kierkegaard Research Centre, as well as from philosophers and theologians from Britain, Germany, and the United States. Part 1 presents some of the philological, historical and contextual work that has been produced in recent years, establishing a firm basis for the more interpretative essays found in following parts. This includes looking at the history of his published and unpublished works, his cultural and social context, and his relation to Romanticism, German Idealism, the Church, the Bible, and theological traditions. Part 2 moves from context and background to the exposition of some of the key ideas and issues in Kierkegaard's writings. Attention is paid to his style, his treatment of ethics, culture, society, the self, time, theology, love, irony, and death. Part 3 looks at the impact of Kierkegaard's thought and at how it continues to influence philosophy, theology, and literature. After an examination of issues around translating Kierkegaard, this section includes comparisons with Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Wittgenstein, as well as examining his role in modern theology, moral theology, phenomenology, postmodernism, and literature.
John J. Lippitt is Professor of Ethics and Philosophy of Religion, University of Hertfordshire.
George G. Pattison is Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity, University of Oxford.
Table of Contents
Introduction I: Contexts and Sources 1. The Textual Inheritance, Steen Tullberg 2. Kierkegaard and the End of the Danish Golden Age, Bruce H. Kirmmse 3. Kierkegaard and Copenhagen, George Pattison 4. Kierkegaard and German Idealism, Lore Huhn and Philipp Schwab 5. Kierkegaard and Romanticism, William McDonald 6. Kierkegaard and the Church, Anders Holm 7. Kierkegaard and Greek Philosophy, Rick Anthony Furtak 8. Kierkegaard and the Bible, Paul Martens 9. Kierkegaard and the History of Theology, David R. Law II: Some Major Topics in the Authorship 10. Pseudonyms and Style, Edward F. Mooney 11. Ethics, C. Stephen Evans and Robert C. Roberts 12. Selfhood and Spirit, John J. Davenport 13. Formation and the Critique of Culture, Joakim Garff 14. Time and History, Arne Gron 15. Kierkegaard s Theology, Sylvia Walsh 16. Society, Politics and Modernity, Merold Westphal 17. Love, M. Jamie Ferreira 18. Irony, K. Brian Soderquist 19. Death, Patrick Stokes III: Kierkegaard after Kierkegaard 20. Translating Kierkegaard, Alastair Hannay 21. Kierkegaard and Nietzsche, Markus Kleinert 22. Kierkegaard and Heidegger, Clare Carlisle 23. Kierkegaard and Phenomenology, Claudia Welz 24. Kierkegaard and Postmodernism, Steven Shakespeare 25. Kierkegaard, Wittgenstein and the Wittgensteinian Tradition, Anthony Rudd 26. Kierkegaard and Moral Philosophy: Some Recent Themes, John Lippitt 27. Kierkegaard and Modern Theology, Lee C. Barrett 28. Kierkegaard and Modern European Literature, Leonardo F. Lisi 29. Kierkegaard and English Language Literature, Hugh S. Pyper