Kierkegaard and Christendom by John W. Elrod

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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Kierkegaard, Søren, 1813-1855.,
  • Christianity -- Philosophy.,
  • Self (Philosophy)

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementJohn W. Elrod.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsB4378.C5 E45
The Physical Object
Paginationxxiv, 320 p. ;
Number of Pages320
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4095504M
ISBN 100691072612
LC Control Number80008547

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Attack on "Christendom" is so controversial for reasons that have little to do with Kierkegaard's reasons for writing the book. On the basis of the assumptions of traditional Christendom, it is a flawed book.

But in terms of his perception of what it meant to be a Christian, it is a good and deeply challenging by: Kierkegaard was born in Copenhagen, into a strict Danish Lutheran home.

His first book, Either/Or (), was a brilliant, Attack on Christendom. In his later writings. Søren Kierkegaard's theology has been a major influence in the development of 20th century theology.Søren Kierkegaard (–) was a 19th-century Kierkegaard and Christendom book philosopher who has been generally considered the "Father of Existentialism".During his later years (–), most of his writings shifted from philosophical in nature to religious.

Søren Kierkegaard (–) was first and foremost a Christian thinker who is perhaps best known for his devastating attack upon Christendom or the established order of his time.

Not since Luther has there been a Protestant thinker who has so uncompromisingly sought to define and present Christianity in its utmost integrity. Characterizing Christianity as an ‘existence Author: Sylvia Walsh. Kierkegaard was born into a nation racked by severe economic and foreign-policy crises, which themselves marked the beginning of internal reform and change on a scale so all-encompassing that we may speak of this period as marking the birth of modern :   An excellent book written with the utmost reverence for God and truth, and yet also a devestating blow to Modern "Christendom" -- Kierkegaard passionately skewers hypocracy with his amazing Kierkegaard and Christendom book You see an intense transformation from the man who wrote "The Seducer's Diary" to "Attack Upon Christendom." I have to admit, I am not familiar with Kierkegaard's inspirations.

I would argue, however, that Kierkegaard has had a heavy impact on modern-day "radicals" like John Piper, Francis Chan, and David Platt, whether directly or indirectly/5. Get this from a library. Kierkegaard and Christendom. [John W Elrod] -- In contrast to those critics who consistently have accused Soren Kierkegaard of neglecting the social dimension of human life, John Elrod holds that in those books written after the publication of.

In contrast to those critics who consistently have accused Soren Kierkegaard of neglecting the social dimension of human life, John Elrod holds that in those books written after the publication of Concluding Unscientific Postscript Kierkegaard turned his attention to the social and political issues of nineteenth-century by: 9.

Kirkpatrick begins by drawing out Kierkegaard’s attack on Christendom. Then, he outlines Bonhoeffer’s pushing Kierkegaard and Christendom book against the German concept of volk. Idealism is a major factor for both Bonhoeffer and Kierkegaard.

Three chapters that make up the bulk of the book are dedicated to the attacks from each theologian on idealism. Attack Upon Christendom Søren Kierkegaard Limited preview - Kierkegaard's Attack Upon "Christendom,"Volume 3 All Book Search results » About the author () Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, Søren Kierkegaard was the son of a wealthy middle-class merchant.

He lived all his life on his inheritance, using it to finance 4/5(1). Kierkegaard and Christendom In contrast to those critics who consistently have accused Soren Kierkegaard of neglecting the social dimension of human life, John Elrod holds that in those books written after the publication of Concluding Unscientific Postscript Kierkegaard turned his attention to the Pages: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Kierkegaard, Søren, Kierkegaard's attack upon "Christendom," Princeton, N.J., Princeton University.

Clare Carlisle is a Reader in Philosophy and Theology at King's College London. She is the author of multiple books on Kierkegaard, most recently the new biography Philosopher of the Heart: The Restless Life of Søren Kierkegaard (Penguin, ), one book on habit, and the first English translation of Félix Ravaisson’s De l’habitude.

Kierkegaard and Christendom Book Description: In contrast to those critics who consistently have accused Soren Kierkegaard of neglecting the social dimension of human life, John Elrod holds that in those books written after the publication of Concluding Unscientific Postscript Kierkegaard turned his attention to the social and political issues.

Kierkegaard's purpose for writing this book is because Christendom was not the Christianity of the New Testament. He wanted to reintroduce Christianity into Christendom. This means that the recognizable false Christ of the Church would have to be replaced by the true Christ of unrecognizability.

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IN THE closing days of his life, Søren Kierkegaard issued a blast at official Christendom from which she has never cleared herself.

Even after a hundred years, priests, pastors and parishioners find. A collection of books and writings by Søren Kierkegaard. Søren Kierkegaard was the first existentialist philosopher, sharp and clear, ironic and down to earth at the same time. His writings can be hard to comprehend. I have been reading some of his books as they were written, in Danish, and I can imagine that translators must have had a hard job.

The book draws out the critique of Christian nationalism that is implicit throughout the thought of Søren Kierkegaard, an analysis that is inseparable from his wider aim of reintroducing Christianity into Christendom.

‘Christian nationalism’ refers to the set of ideas in which belief in the development and superiority of one's national group is combined with, or underwritten by, Author: Stephen Backhouse.

Kierkegaard's attack upon "Christendom," Item Preview remove-circle Kierkegaard's attack upon "Christendom," by Kierkegaard, Søren. Publication date Topics Christianity, Church history. Publisher. Attack upon Christendom by Søren Kierkegaard ratings, average rating, 17 reviews Attack upon Christendom Quotes Showing of 7 “I might be tempted to make to Christendom a proposal different from that of the Bible by: Good: A book that has been read but is in good condition.

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Binding has minimal wear. The majority of pages are undamaged with minimal creasing or tearing, minimal pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in Rating: % positive.

Kierkegaard's world, part 5: The task of becoming a Christian Kierkegaard described himself as "a Socrates of Christendom". The idea of Christendom is Author: Clare Carlisle. "Kierkegaard's reputation as a profound religious, poetic, philosophical and psychological thinker and writer is widely recognized, especially in the academic world, but his devastating critique of Christendom is often lost at the level of the institutional church, for which it was primarily intended and where it was and is most needed.

In Kierkegaard wrote Works of Love, a piece on love in its various forms, the perfection of Christian love, and the "offense" of Christianity. In Kierkegaard had a spiritual crisis.

His works after this point began to bluntly attack the church and Christendom's complacency. Attack on "Christendom" is so controversial for reasons that have little to do with Kierkegaard's reasons for writing the book. On the basis of the assumptions of traditional Christendom, it is a flawed book.

But in terms of his perception of what it meant to be a Christian, it is a good and deeply challenging work.5/5(3). Kierkegaard's Attack upon "Christendom," 1., Paperback by Kierkegaard, Soren; Lowrie, Walter (TRN), ISBNISBNBrand New, Free shipping in the US A religious diatribe written from within the Church against the established order of things in a presumably "Christian" land.

But Kierkegaard’s critique of Christendom, the established church, and leaders he knew personally is worthy of consideration in our day and age. If. Carlisle reminds us that in “Either/Or,” Kierkegaard’s first published work, he presents Hegel’s thought as “nihilistic” and used the book, in.

BOOK Emphasis on the centrality of the social and the ethical along with a shift from indirect to more direct communication in the second literature may come as a surprise to those who have interpreted Kierkegaard largely through the "teleological suspension of the ethical" in Fear and Trembling and the individual subjectivity Author: Jack Stewart Boozer.

Kierkegaard was a Christian thinker perhaps best known for his devastating attack upon Christendom or the established order of his time. Sylvia Walsh explores his understanding of Christianity and the existential mode of thinking theologically appropriate to it in the context of the intellectual, cultural, and socio-political milieu of his time.

Soren Kierkegaard. Søren Kierkegaard (5 May, – 11 November, ), a 19th century Danish philosopher and theologian, is generally recognized as the first existentialist philosopher. He bridged the gap that existed between Hegelian philosophy and what was to become Existentialism.

Kierkegaard strongly criticised both the Hegelian philosophy of his time, and. At the same time the book can be read as the beginning of Kierkegaard’s attack on Christendom.

Because of the high ideality of the contents and in order to prevent the misunderstanding that he himself represented that ideality, Kierkegaard writes under a new pseudonym, Anti-Climacus. Mark Tietjen creatively presents the prophetic Kierkegaard as a 'Christian missionary to Christians,' many of whom are deeply suspicious of Kierkegaard.

Mark's book is a great resource for Christians, especially those who have been mislead Format: Ebook. THE NEXT CHRISTENDOM BY PHILIP JENKINS A SUMMARY AND RESPONSE Kyle Sutton Engaging Reformation and Modern Christianity CHXD Decem In the preface, Dr.

Philip Jenkins clearly states his thesis for The Next Christendom, “Far from being an export of the capitalist West, a vestige of Euro-American imperialism, Christianity is now rooted in the Third. Soren Kierkegaard (). “Attack Upon 'Christendom'” Preparation for becoming attentive to Christianity does not consist in reading many books but in fuller immersion in existence.

At the same time the book can be read as the beginning of Kierkegaard's attack on Christendom. Because of the high ideality of the contents and in order to prevent the misunderstanding that he himself represented that ideality, Kierkegaard writes under a new pseudonym, Anti-Climacus. A book Kierkegaard's Writings, XX: Practice in.

"Kierkegaard's reputation as a profound religious, poetic, philosophical and psychological thinker and writer is widely recognized, especially in the academic world, but his devastating critique of Christendom is often lost at the level of the institutional church, for which it was primarily intended and where it was and is most : IVP Academic.

Kierkegaard's final literary battle would be the so-called Attack upon Christendom which concluded with his death, in which he became a self-proclaimed critic of the established church.

Kierkegaard wrote 21 articles in The Fatherland beginning in latein which he makes a concerted and harsh assault on the established Church. Atheists loved his attacks on the clergy and official religion of Christendom. Reformers, longing for a renewal of Christianity in the land, also loved his attacks on the clergy and official religion of Christendom.

If this is the book on Kierkegaard the church needs, a deeper question yet remains: Why does the church need any book on Kierkegaard?Kierkegaard's Writings, XXIV, Volume The Book on Adler Søren Kierkegaard Kierkegaard was driven to write The Book on Adler after news spread that a Danish pastor, Adolph P.

Adler, claimed to have experienced a revelation in which Christ dictated a new doctrine.Søren Aabye Kierkegaard ( - ) was a 19th Century Danish philosopher and theologian. Although relatively isolated during his life, he became extremely influential once his works were translated into German after his death.

Sometimes dubbed "the father of Existentialism", his works represent a reaction against the dominant Hegelian philosophy of the day (and against .

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