Kierkegaard's Dancing Tax Collector: Faith, Finitude, and Silence

2016.06.06 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Sheridan Hough, Kierkegaard's Dancing Tax Collector: Faith, Finitude, and Silence, Oxford University Press, 2015, 169pp., $40.00
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2016.06.06 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Sheridan Hough, Kierkegaard's Dancing Tax Collector: Faith, Finitude, and Silence, Oxford University Press, 2015, 169pp., $40.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198739999. Reviewed by Sharon Krishek, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Fear and Trembling, Kierkegaard's well-known treatise on the nature of faith, is arguably one of the most appealing and influential essays in the bountiful corpus that the 19th century religious philosopher created during his short life. The ongoing interest in this intriguing piece is therefore both justified and welcome. Sheridan Hough makes a contribution to the existing scholarship on Fear and Trembling by approaching this text from a somewhat uncommon perspective. While Kierkegaard (under the pseudonym Johannes de Silentio) analyzes faith using the biblical Abraham, she foregrounds a different protagonist -- to whom Kierkegaard gives much weight, but not as much attention. Imagined by. . .

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