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Kierkegaard: Thinking Christianly in an Existential Mode

Sylvia Walsh


Søren Kierkegaard (1813–1855) 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-communication’ rather than a doctrine, Kierkegaard sought to portray what it means to be a Christian in the strictest sense in the interest of reintroducing authentic Christianity as an existential possibility for every indivi ... More

Keywords: Søren Kierkegaard, Christendom, established order, Luther, Christianity, existence-communication, doctrine, modern age, theology, Christian thought

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199208357
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208357.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sylvia Walsh, author
Scholar in Residence, Department of Philosophy, Stetson University