Kierkegaard and the Paradox of Religious Diversity

2016.03.33 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews George B. Connell, Kierkegaard and the Paradox of Religious Diversity, Eerdmans, 2016, 188pp., $30.00 (pbk), ISBN
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2016.03.33 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews George B. Connell, Kierkegaard and the Paradox of Religious Diversity, Eerdmans, 2016, 188pp., $30.00 (pbk), ISBN 9780802868046. Merold Westphal, Fordham University Reviewed by Merold Westphal, Fordham University At least since Heidegger, it has been thought that Kierkegaard remains philosophically interesting only when the distinctly Christian, or even theistic, elements have been peeled away. Current deconstructive readings carry on this tradition. The present volume is the third to appear in a new series entitled "Kierkegaard as a Christian Thinker." The volume and the series presuppose, with more than sufficient reason, that Kierkegaard's writings, whether pseudonymous or in his own name, are best understood as the work of a Christian theist. George B. Connell admits that Kierkegaard is an unlikely resource for thinking about religious diversity. He did not experience the problem in the way we do today. . .

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