Grundtvig in International Perspective: Studies in the Creativity of Interaction
A. M. Allchin
Aarhus University Press, 2000 - Literary Collections - 209 pages
People across the English-speaking world are often surprised to hear that 19th-century Denmark produced not one, but two figures of international significance in the field of religious thought and life, Soren Kierkegaard and NFS Grundtvig. Apart from the impact of his educational ideas on some parts of the southern hemisphere, most notably India, Grundtvig's viewpoint on human nature and human society, on the relationship between national and international community, on the inner dynamic which sustains and drives forward the Christian tradition, remains remarkably little known outside his own country. In recent years, however, this situation has begun to change. Grundtvig's thought is being more widely studied and discussed in an international perspective. This varied collection of essays, mostly European and North American, illustrates this development. It suggests that in NFS Grundtvig we have a 19th-century thinker with unexpected relevance to the dilemmas of the new century.
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