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Acta Kierkegaardiana Volume V
Kierkegaard East and West

This volume of Acta Kierkegaardiana seeks to guide the reader across the global nature of Kierkegaard studies, from East to West. The essays in the first part of the volume attempt to expand the horizon of Kierkegaard scholarship, by publishing a set of papers representing South and East Asia. The result, one would like to hope, is the discovery of a new land of Kierkegaard study, a fertile ground with rich natural resources. In the second part of the volume our authors continue the attempt to better situate and understand Kierkegaard in the Western intellectual, theological, and philosophical, tradition. In this they aim to both place Kierkegaard in the context of the more general intellectual movements in which his thought was formed, as well as assess its importance and significance for us today. These articles, taken together, bear testament to the continuing capability of Kierkegaard’s writings to speak to, and provoke, scholars from many different cultural and intellectual backgrounds.


Kierkegaard and the Intellectual Traditions of the East

Seung-Goo Lee: Teaching Us Differences: Climacus’ Lesson for Comparative Philosophy

Min-Ho Lee: Religiousness as Inwardness

Jon Stewart: Hegel’s Treatment of the Development of Religion after Christianity: Islam

Abrahim H. Khan: Muhammad Iqbal and Kierkegaard’s “Judge William”

Varughese John: Being in the Truth: Climacus’ Devout Idolater From Within Ramānujā’s Viśiṣṭādvaitic Tradition

Merigala Gabriel: The Concept of Love in Kierkegaard and Gandhi

William McDonald: The Dialectic of Moods, Emotions, and Spirit in Kierkegaard and Mādhyamika Buddhism

Karen L. Carr: Sin, Spontaneity, Nature, and God: Comparative Reflections on Kierkegaard and Zhuangzi

Andrew Burgess / Masaru Otani / Takahiro Hirabayashi: Kierkegaard in Japan

Kierkegaard and the Intellectual Traditions of West

Gerhard Schreiber: The Real Targets of Kierkegaard’s Critique of Characterizing Faith as “the Immediate”

István Czakó: Zwischen Hegel und Kierkegaard. Der Weg der natürlichen Theologie im Denken Karl Rahners

Balázs Mezei: Kierkegaard and the Concept of Revelation in Nineteenth Century German Thought

José Garcia Martin: The Ethical-Existential Demand of Kierkegaard’s Single Individual: A Current Reading

Tibor Máhrik and Roman Králik: Paradox as Prophecy: Kierkegaard in Central Europe

Stefania Lubaniska: Despair as the Death of the Spirit in Anti-Climacus’ The Sickness unto Death