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Kierkegaard and the Paradox of Religious Diversity (Paperback) (George B. Connell)

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Søren Kierkegaard (1813–1855) famously critiqued Christendom — especially the religious monoculture of his native Denmark. But what would he make of the dizzying diversity of religious life today? In this book George Connell uses Kierkegaard’s thought to explore pressing questions that contemporary religious diversity poses.

Connell unpacks an underlying tension in Kierkegaard, revealing both universalistic and particularistic tendencies in his thought. Kierkegaard’s paradoxical vision of religious diversity, says Connell, allows for both respectful coexistence with people of different faiths and authentic commitment to one’s own faith. Though Kierkegaard lived and wrote in a context very different from ours, this nuanced study shows that his searching reflections on religious faith remain highly relevant in our world today.
Number of Pages: 188.0
Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Sub-Genre: Philosophy
Series Title: Kierkegaard As a Christian Thinker
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Eerdmans Pub Co
Author: George B. Connell
Language: English
Street Date: February 24, 2016
TCIN: 50862312
UPC: 9780802868046
Item Number (DPCI): 248-12-2766

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