Kierkegaard and the Self before God : Anatomy of the Abyss Paperback / softback
Simon D. Podmore claims that becoming a self before God is both a divine gift and an anxious obligation.
Before we can know God, or ourselves, we must come to a moment of recognition.
How this comes to be, as well as the terms of such acknowledgment, are worked out in Podmore's powerful new reading of Kierkegaard.
As he gives full consideration to Kierkegaard's writings, Podmore explores themes such as despair, anxiety, melancholy, and spiritual trial, and how they are broken by the triumph of faith, forgiveness, and the love of God.
He confronts the abyss between the self and the divine in order to understand how we can come to know ourselves in relation to a God who is apparently so wholly Other.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 280 pages
- Publisher: Indiana University Press
- Publication Date: 25/01/2011
- Category: Western philosophy: c 1600 to c 1900
- ISBN: 9780253222824