Kierkegaard and the Concept of Revelation

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SUNY Press, 1996 - Religion - 190 pages
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Gathering together the various strands of Kierkegaard's thought - his understanding of the relationship between faith and reason, the relevance of historical knowledge to faith, the nature of religious conversion, the concept of truth, the limits of religious authority, and the dialectic of religious communication - Emmanuel creates a fresh and unified perspective on Kierkegaard's religious position. By revealing the inner connections between what are often perceived as fascinating but discrete aspects of Kierkegaard's complex authorship, this study provides the first comprehensive interpretation of Kierkegaard's view of Christian revelation and the central importance of that concept for understanding the development of his religious philosophy.
  

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Contents

Chapter 1 Revelations of Self in the Pseudonymous Authorship
1
Chapter 2 Kierkegaard as Christian Philosopher
23
Chapter 3 Reason Faith and Revelation
39
Chapter 4 Revelation and History
61
Chapter 5 Grace and Will in the Transition to Faith
77
Chapter 6 Subjectivity Truth and Doctrine
95
Chapter 7 Revelation and Religious Authority
113
Chapter 8 The Dialectic of Religious Communication
129
Concluding Remarks
143
Notes
151
Selected Bibliography
177
Index
183
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Steven M. Emmanuel is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Virginia Wesleyan College.

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