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Author Sponheim, Paul R., author

Title Existing before God : S⥮ Kierkegaard and the human venture / Paul R. Sponheim
Published Minneapolis [Minnesota] : Fortress Press, [2017]
[Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], 2016
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Description 1 online resource (1 PDF (xxxi, 167 pages).)
Series Mapping the tradition
Mapping the tradition.
Contents Preface -- Introduction : a biographical sketch -- Part I. The sickness unto death : a Christian psychological exposition for upbuilding and awakening by Anti-Climacus : analysis and commentary -- 1. The Sickness unto death is despair -- 2. Despair is sin -- part II. The theological reception and legacy -- 3. The theological reception of Kierkegaard -- 4. The theological legacy of Kierkegaard for our time
Summary Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855), the Danish theologian, philosopher, and preacher, in his last years issued a blistering attack on the established Christianity of the nineteenth century. That challenge was also a summons to an authentic life of Christian faith. With intensity and acumen, Kierkegaard diagnosed the spiritual and intellectual ills of modernity and Christendom and offered a constructive "upbuilding" for active, faithful Christian existence. One of Kierkegaard's key texts, The Sickness unto Death, outlines the problem of the human condition--sin/despair--and draws the reader into the heart of the Christian faith: the infinite qualitative difference between God and creatures and the paradox of the God-man who came to bring abundant life in the form of authentic selfhood "grounded transparently" in the Creator. In this volume, Paul R. Sponheim, introduces readers to Kierkegaard, unfolds this pivotal text and its connections to Kierkegaard's theological and ethical worldview, and traces the reception and significance of this text in the modern and contemporary theological tradition. In this, Existing Before God continues the contribution of the Mapping the Tradition series in providing compact yet salient maps of the theological, historical, social, and contextual impact of the most important minds and texts of Christian history
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-161) and index
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Subject Kierkegaard, Søren, 1813-1855. Sygdommen til d&#x496e
Christianity -- Philosophy.
Despair -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
Sin -- Christianity.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1506405649