Kierkegaard As Negative Theologian

Kierkegaard As Negative Theologian

by David R. Law
     
 

This book is concerned with Kierkegaard's 'apophaticism'—those elements of Kierkegaard's thought which emphasize the incapacity of human reason and the hiddenness of God. Apophaticism is an important underlying strand in Kierkegaard's thought and colors many of his key concepts. Despite its importance, however, it has until now been largely ignored by

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This book is concerned with Kierkegaard's 'apophaticism'—those elements of Kierkegaard's thought which emphasize the incapacity of human reason and the hiddenness of God. Apophaticism is an important underlying strand in Kierkegaard's thought and colors many of his key concepts. Despite its importance, however, it has until now been largely ignored by Kierkegaardian scholarship. Law 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 theologian. Indeed, the book concludes by arguing that Kierkegaard's refusal to make the transition from the via negativa to the via mystica means that he is more apophatic than the negative theologians themselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198263364
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/1993
Series:
Oxford Theological Monographs Series
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

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