This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the apophaticism or negative theology of philosopher and theologian Søren Kierkegaard. This book traces the historical background of Kierkegaard's apophaticism and the methodological foundations of his thoughts. It describes the anthropological and theological basis of Kierkegaard and his theory of stages or spheres of existence. It then compares the aphophatic motifs of Kierkegaard's thoughts with those of negative theologians.
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