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Kierkegaard as Negative Theologian

David R. Law


This book is concerned with Kierkegaard's ‘apophaticism’, i.e. with those elements of Kierkegaard's thought that emphasize the incapacity of human reason and the hiddenness of God. Apophaticism is an important underlying strand in Kierkegaard's thought and colours many of his key concepts. Despite its importance, however, it has until now been largely ignored by Kierkegaardian scholarship. The book argues that apophatic elements can be detected in every aspect of Kierkegaard's thought and that, despite proceeding from different presuppositions, he can therefore be regarded as a negative theolo ... More

Keywords: Kierkegaard, apophaticism, human reason, negative theology, via negative, via mystica

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Print publication date: 1993 Print ISBN-13: 9780198263364
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263364.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David R. Law, author
West London Institute, College of Brunel University

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