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Introduction

DAVID R. LAW

in Kierkegaard as Negative Theologian

Published in print April 1993 | ISBN: 9780198263364
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682506 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263364.003.0001

Series: Oxford Theological Monographs

Introduction

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This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the apophaticism or negative theology of philosopher and theologian Søren Kierkegaard. This book traces the historical background of Kierkegaard's apophaticism and the methodological foundations of his thoughts. It describes the anthropological and theological basis of Kierkegaard and his theory of stages or spheres of existence. It then compares the aphophatic motifs of Kierkegaard's thoughts with those of negative theologians.

Keywords: Søren Kierkegaard; apophaticism; negative theology; existence; theology

Chapter.  14214 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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