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Author Krishek, Sharon.
Title Kierkegaard on faith and love / Sharon Krishek.
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.

Author Krishek, Sharon.
Series Modern European philosophy
Modern European philosophy.
Subject Kierkegaard, Søren, 1813-1855.
Love.
Faith.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 201 pages).
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 190-194) and index.
Contents Introduction : stages on love's way -- Lost loves -- The sorrowful lover -- The knight of love -- Neighbourly love versus romantic love -- The double movement of love -- Faith-full romantic love.
Summary Kierkegaard's writings are interspersed with remarkable stories of love, commonly understood as a literary device that illustrates the problematic nature of aesthetic and ethical forms of life, and the contrasting desirability of the life of faith. Sharon Krishek argues that for Kierkegaard the connection between love and faith is far from being merely illustrative. Rather, love and faith have a common structure, and are involved with one another in a way that makes it impossible to love well without faith. Remarkably, this applies to romantic love no less than to neighbourly love. Krishek's original and compelling interpretation of the Works of Love in the light of Kierkegaard's famous analysis of the paradoxicality of faith in Fear and Trembling shows that preferential love, and in particular romantic love, plays a much more important and positive role in his thinking than has usually been assumed.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780511769702 (electronic bk.)
0511769709 (electronic bk.)
9780521519410 (hbk.)
OCLC # 650336043
Additional Format Print version: Krishek, Sharon. Kierkegaard on faith and love. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009 9780521519410 (DLC) 2009281847 (OCoLC)311769410


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