Special Issue "Kierkegaard and Theology"
A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 January 2020
In the popular imagination, Kierkegaard tends to be known as a philosopher, one who was particularly focused on the nature of human existence––leading him to become known as the “father of existentialism.” Yet, in his work, ‘The Point of View of My Work as an Author’, Kierkegaard claims that ‘whole authorship pertains to Christianity to the issue: becoming a Christian, with direct and indirect polemical aim at that enormous illusion, Christendom.’ While the accuracy of this self-assessment has been hotly debated, there is no question that Kierkegaard was deeply committed to the task of thinking Christianly about a whole range of topics, and this meant that Kierkegaard was every bit as much a theologian as he was a philosopher. While theological engagement with Kierkegaard has grown substantially over the last twenty years, there is still a great deal of work to be done on understanding his theological vision.
Given that this is a volume on Kierkegaard and theology, we encourage contributors to think about how Kierkegaard’s writings provide us with an important resource for seeking (faithfully) to understand God and all things before God (rather than simply thinking about Kierkegaard’s engagement with the “Christianity” of Danish Christendom). More specifically, our particular hope is that this volume will gather together a collection of essays that explore new or neglected themes in Kierkegaard’s theology, thereby serving to broaden the theological conversation about him. We would also encourage contributors to bring Kierkegaard into conversation with theologians and biblical scholars from right across the theological tradition, in a way that would help to situate him as an important voice amidst the historical and international theological community. At the same time, we also welcome original reflection on some of the themes that have received more extensive attention.
Prof. Dr. C. Stephen Evans
Dr. Andrew B. Torrance
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