Kierkegaard's Philosophy of Religion

By Reidar Thomte

Kierkegaard's Philosophy of Religion

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  • ISBN: 9781606082010
  • Pages: 240
  • Publication Date: 1/23/2009
  • Retail Price: $28.00
Web Price: $22.40
Web Price: $22.40

Kierkegaard's Philosophy of Religion

By Reidar Thomte

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781606082010
  • Pages: 240
  • Publication Date: 1/23/2009
  • Retail Price: $28.00
Web Price: $22.40

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Reidar Thomte's Kierkegaard's Philosophy of Religion is an excellent read for students beginning their study of one of the "greats" of nineteenth and twentieth century philosophy. Thomte directly appropriates Kierkegaard's insightful language and discussion of the theological and philosophical issues that stimulated him, all of which are still alive and well today. This approach has the happy result that readers seeking an introduction do not have to be led through technical debates in order to approach Kierkegaard's thought. Thomte is a master of incisive summary; his presentations of crucial distinctions are level-headed and to the point. Kierkegaard's categories such as "the stages on life's way" (the aesthetic, the ethical, Religiousness A, and Religiousness B), the individual, subjectivity, the Paradox, the varieties of love, faith and knowledge, etc., are provocative and illuminating. Not only is this book a good a "starter," it is also a comprehensive review of the principal issues in Kierkegaard's philosophy of religion.

(by Robert L. Perkins, Editor, International Kierkegaard Commentary)

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Reidar Thomte

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Reidar Thomte (1902 -1994) came from Norway to study at the University of Minnesota. In the1920s he directed a mission school in China until he was forced to leave by the Communist uprising. With theological training at Hartwick Seminary (Conn.) he served various Lutheran parishes. After receiving a PhD from New York University, he taught religion and philosophy at Carthage College, Luther College and Concordia College (1948-1973). He received various awards, including Guggenheim and Fulbright fellowships.

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