Chapter

Metanoia

Murray A. Rae

in Kierkegaard's Vision of the Incarnation

Published in print December 1997 | ISBN: 9780198269403
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683633 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269403.003.0015
Metanoia

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This chapter discusses redemption and Christian conversion. In this chapter, the different strands of Christian conversion are discussed through Kierkegaardian categories of sin, the individual before God, the God-Man and the Archimedian point, contemporaneity, and sobriety. The chapter also includes a discussion on how Kierkegaard himself makes use of the concept of metanoia within the precepts of the New Testament. Included as well are discussions on the nature of faith and the nature and the role of the Holy Spirit in conversion as described in Kierkegaard's dissertation.

Keywords: redemption; Christian conversion; sobriety; metanoia; contemporaneity; Holy Spirit; Archimedian point; sin

Chapter.  13554 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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