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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 This includes looking at the history of his published and unpublished works, his cultural and social context, and his relation to Romanticism, German Idealism, the Church, the Bible, and theological traditions.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
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