Kierkegaard, Religion and the Nineteenth-Century Crisis of Cultureby George Pattison
Pub. Date: 10/01/2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Through a series of sharply focused studies, George Pattison examines Kierkegaard's religious thought--within the contextual framework of debates about religion, culture and society that were carried on in contemporary newspapers and journals read by the educated stratum of Danish society. Pattison not only considers Kierkegaard in relationship to high art and literature but to the Tivoli Gardens and the literary ephemera of his time. This has important implications for understanding Kierkegaard's view of the nature of religious communication in modern society.
Table of ContentsIntroduction; 1. The sublime, the city and the present age; 2. Kierkegaard and the world of the feuilletons; 3. The present age: the age of the city; 4. 'Cosmopolitan faces'; 5. Food for thought; 6. A literary scandal; 7. The reception of Either/Or; 8. New Year's day; 9. Kierkegaard and the nineteenth century (1) Manet; 10. Kierkegaard and the nineteenth century (2) Dostoevsky; 11. Reading the signs of the times.
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