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Description - Spiritual Writings by Soren Kierkgaard

In this new collection, Oxford theologian George Pattison translates and selects Soren Kierkegaard's previously neglected writings on spirituality-works that greatly deepen our understanding of the influential thinker. In philosophy and literature, Kierkegaard ("By far the most profound thinker of the nineteenth century"-Ludwig Wittgenstein) is generally perceived as epitomizing existential angst. However, there is much moreto Kierkegaard than the popular image of the "melancholy Dane" or the iconoclastic critic of established Christendom. Alongside the pseudonymous books for which he is largely known, Kierkegaard also wrote many devotional works, which he called "upbuilding" or "edifying" discourses. Taken as a whole, these writings offer something very different from the popular view-they embody a spirituality grounded in a firm sense of human life as a divine gift.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780061875991
ISBN-10: 0061875996
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 135mm x 19mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2010
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Soren Kierkgaard

Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) lived in Copenhagen, Denmark. His books include Works of Love and Spiritual Writings (translated and edited by George Pattison). George Pattison is a professor of theology at Oxford University.