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 (kîr′kĭ-gärd′, -gôr′), Søren Aaby 1813-1855.
Danish religious philosopher. A precursor of modern existentialism, he insisted on the need for individual decision and leaps of faith in the search for religious truth, thereby contradicting Protestant rationalist theology. His works include Either/Or and Fear and Trembling (both 1843).


(ˈkɪəkəˌɡɑːd; Danish ˈkirɡəɡɔːr)
(Biography) Søren Aabye (ˈsøːrən ˈɔːby). 1813–55, Danish philosopher and theologian. He rejected organized Christianity and anticipated the existentialists in emphasizing man's moral responsibility and freedom of choice. His works include Either/Or (1843), The Concept of Dread (1844), and The Sickness unto Death (1849)
ˌKierkeˈgaardian adj, n


(ˈkɪər kɪˌgɑrd, -ˌgɑr, -ˌgɔr)

Sö•ren Aa•bye (ˈsœ rən ˈɔ bü) 1813–55, Danish philosopher and theologian.
Kier`ke•gaard′i•an, adj.
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Noun1.Kierkegaard - Danish philosopher who is generally considered. along with Nietzsche, to be a founder of existentialism (1813-1855)
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Because there is still a problem, however, with the kind of objective viewpoint implicit in inclusivism's claim that beliefs that contradict ours are false, Connell suggests we can improve on inclusivism by exploring Kierkegaardian "resources of self-critique" for mitigating the dangers of retaining an emphasis on commitment to truth-claims.
As the Kierkegaardian scholar, Daphne Hampson, has pointed out in her text, Kierkegaard: Exposition and Critique (Hampton, 2013), Kierkegaard's writings are best understood when placed within a theological tradition that is best known as 'Divine Command Theory'.
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Klein wrote that one of the novel's main themes was the Kierkegaardian tendency of history to repeat itself: "I was struck furthermore by the similarity between contemporary Jewish history and our ancient saga--I thought I saw in events today a recurrence, in large outline, of the events recorded in the Pentateuch.
When counselors are interested in being authentic in a Kierkegaardian sense, however, they cultivate an inward passion that extends outward to the profession and the people they serve.
The Freedom to Become a Christian: A Kierkegaardian Account of Human Transformation in Relationship With God
I found the porn holier, Beckett wiser, and wrote a kind of Kierkegaardian response (I liked the Dane's style at the time) to the book and the dangerous institutions it spawned.
This volume provides an excellent tour of the main parts of the Kierkegaardian corpus concerned with faith.
The Kierkegaardian Lev Shestov is a more appropriate parallel to Heschel.
17) Zen immediacy, although reached differently from the Kierkegaardian faith movement in response to God's initiation or call, includes a sense of global connectedness with others that can move one to action in response to the other as individual, yet caught within a complexity of social and earthly interconnectedness/systems.
A Kierkegaardian Understanding of Unamuno's Struggle to Believe, James Clarke, Cambridge, 2013, 138 pp.