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The Fullness of Time: Kierkegaardian Themes in Dreyer’s Ordet

School of Philosophy and Art History, University of Essex, Colchester CO4 3SQ, UK
Religions 2019, 10(1), 58; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel10010058
Received: 20 December 2018 / Revised: 12 January 2019 / Accepted: 14 January 2019 / Published: 17 January 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Phenomenological Studies of Religious Life)
I offer an approach to Dreyer’s film Ordet as a contribution to the phenomenology of a certain kind of religious experience. The experience in question is one of a moment that disrupts the chronological flow of time and that, in the lived experience of it, is charged with eternal significance. I propose that the notoriously divisive ending of Ordet reflects an aim to provide the film’s viewers with an experience of this very sort. I draw throughout on some central ideas in Kierkegaard’s work, especially his category of ‘the moment.’ View Full-Text
Keywords: philosophy; Kierkegaard; Dreyer; religion; phenomenology; spirituality; film; eternity; time; temporality philosophy; Kierkegaard; Dreyer; religion; phenomenology; spirituality; film; eternity; time; temporality
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Watts, D. The Fullness of Time: Kierkegaardian Themes in Dreyer’s Ordet. Religions 2019, 10, 58. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel10010058

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