Acta Kierkegaardiana Volume IV
Kierkegaard and The Religious Crisis of the Nineteenth Century in Europe

In the wake of the Enlightenment, Europe in the nineteenth century was left in a deep religious crisis, which called into question most of the traditional Christian dogmas and beliefs. This volume begins by exploring some of the debates that characterized this crisis, and the reaction of particular thinkers to it. It goes onto explore Kierkegaard’s conception and response to the religious crisis of his age. How, exactly, does Kierkegaard characterize the religious crisis of his age? How is his work intended to solve that crisis? Moreover, does the religious crisis of the nineteenth century bear any similarity to our own contemporary ethical and religious dilemmas? If so, what solution can Kierkegaard’s work provide to our problems?


The Religious Crisis of the Nineteenth Century

Jon Stewart: Hegelís Teleology of World Religions and the Disanalogy of the Lectures on the Philosophy ofReligion

IstvŠn Czaků:Aufgehobene Unsterblichkeit: Die Rezeption von Hegels
Religionsphilosophie in der Unsterblichkeitsdebatte

Peter Šajda:Does Hegelian Philosophy ofReligion Distort Christian Dogmatics
and Ethics? (The Debate on Speculative Mysticism)

Istvan Czako: Becoming Immortal: the Historical Context of Kierkegaard’s Concept of Immortality

Heiko Schulzl:True Consciousness Dreaming. Feuerbach’s Critique ofReligion

Daniel Conway:Revisiting the Death ofGod: On the Madness ofNietzsche’s

Patrick Stokes:The Science of the Dead: Proto-Spiritualism in Kierkegaard’s

Kierkegaardís Response to the Religious Crisis

Jamie Turnbull: Kierkegaard’s Religious, and Our Methodological, Crisis

Eric S. Nelson:Religious Crisis, Ethical Life, and Kierkegaard’s Critique of

George Pattison:The Mysterious Family orWhy Kierkegaard NeverWrote a Play:
An Old Question Revisited

Andrew J. Burgess: Kierkegaard’s Taler, Moravian Reden?

Peder Jothen:Kierkegaard and the Crisis ofRighteousness: A Theological,
Epistemological and Civic Thematic

David Lawrence Coe:Taking Luther with a Grain of Salt: Kierkegaard’s Nineteenth Century Lutheran Corrective

Richard B. Purkarthofer:Some Remarks on Kierkegaard’s Method of Indirect Proof in The Book on Adler

Leo Stan: Modernity and Christian Offensiveness. An Ongoing Scandal

Bryan McCarthy:Living an Esthetic and Faithfully Religious Life on Kierkegaard’s


Acta Kierkegaardiana Volume III
Kierkegaard & Christianity

The theme of this third volume of the Acta Kierkegaardiana project goes to the very heart of Kierkegaard’s thought. The papers collected in this volume are testimony to a continued interest in Kierkegaard’s thinking about Christianity, and the challenge that that thinking presents. The stand that we as commentators and readers take on Kierkegaard’s views about Christianity, and the issue of how those views stand to the rest of his thought, bears upon: who we think Kierkegaard is; the nature of his work; as well as what we conceive of ourselves to be doing when we engage in Kierkegaard scholarship and commentary. Any Kierkegaard scholar worth his or her metal is going to admit that Kierkegaard’s work has something to do with Christianity, the important question is: what? In exploring this question, the present volume casts new light on the work and thought on one of the most enigmatic figures in the history of philosophy.


Alastair Hannay: Climacus for Our Time

Andrew Burgess: Kierkegaard’s Climacus on Christianity and Laughter

Jon Stewart: Kierkegaard’s Claim about the Relation between Philosophy and Christianity in the Journal AA

Istvan Czako: Becoming Immortal: the Historical Context of Kierkegaard’s Concept of Immortality

Jamie Turnbull: Kierkegaard’s Supernaturalism

Peter Sajda: “The wise men went another way”: Kierkegaard’s Dialogue with Fénelon and Tersteegen in the Summer of 1849

Eric Ziolkowski: Passion by Fashion: Kierkegaard, St. Francis, and Clothes

Simon Podmore: The Infinite Quality of Forgiveness: the (Im)possible and the (Un)forgivable

Abrahim Khan: Sin Before Christ in The Sickness Unto Death

Søren Landkildehus: Through a Veil of Tears: The Image of Christ in Kierkegaard’s Discourses on The Woman Who Was a Sinner

Leo Stan: God’s Exacting Agape of Singular Individuals: A Kierkegaardian Corrective

Walter Wietzke: What’s Love Got to do with Religiousness B?

Janne Kylliainen: Kierkegaard on Faith, Love and Equality

Seung-Goo Lee: Kierkegaard’s Understanding of a Genuine Christian

Mark Tietjen: Indirect Communication, and the Special Case of Christian Communication

Roman Kralik: Defending Faith: Did Kierkegaard Attack with Purity of Heart?

Stephen Leach: The Extraordinary and Christianity


Acta Kierkegaardiana Volume II
Kierkegaard & Great Philosophers

The present volume brings to the reader a set of articles focusing on Søren Kierkegaard’s connection to prominent figures in the Western intellectual tradition, with the aim of presenting Kierkegaard’s thought in the broader context of the history of philosophy and the history of ideas. The ideological legacy of the Danish thinker is analysed in connection with philosophers and theologians who yeilded inspiration for his thinking, in the light of the work of his contemporaries, and from the perspective of the reception of his thought in the 20th and 21st centuries. The studies collected in this volume are not limited exclusively for specialist readers of Kierkegaard’s philosophy; rather they are offered to all those who wish to become familiar with Kierkegaard’s place in the history of Western philosophy, theology, and literature.


Kierkegaard’s Predecessors and Contemporaries

Andrew Burgess: Kierkegaard’s Rhetoric and Aesthetics against the Background of Kant, Schlegel, and Hegel

Richard Purkarthofer: Trendelenburg und Kierkegaard: „Eine wunderliche Beziehung“

Stephen Leach: Socrates in Hamann and Kierkegaard

Patrick Stokes: Kierkegaard’s Uncanny Encounter with Schopenhauer, 1854

Peter Sajda: On Some Aspects of Kierkegaard’s Reading of Abraham a Sancta Clara

Simon Podmore: Struggling with God: Kierkegaard / Proudhon

Maria Binetti: Kierkegaard – Hegel: The Religious Stage in Speculative Terms

Manuel Caraza Salmeron: El erotismo musical. La Música en la “estética” kierkegaardiana

 Milan Petkanic: The Possibility of Offence: Kierkegaard and Dostoyevsky’s The Grand Inquisitor

Kierkegaard in the 20th and 21st Centuries

Martin Beck Matustik: The Scarcity of Singular Individuals in the Age of Globalization: A Kierkegaardian Response to Fundamentalism

Abrahim Khan: The Good and Modern Identity: Charles Taylor and Søren Kierkegaard

Jamie Turnbull: Kierkegaard and Contemporary Philosophy

Søren Landkildehus: Answering Stoicism: Kierkegaard vs. McDowell

Luis Guerrero: El silencio como contrapunto de la ética Kierkegaard – Derrida

Laura Llevadot: Kierkegaard y Zambrano: La ética de la escritura

Roman Kralik: On the Boundary: Kierkegaard and Tillich

Rafael Garcia Pavon / Mariano Robles Reyes: La decisión de existir por el absurdo: Albert Camus y Søren Kierkegaard, o Sísifo o Abraham

Andrej Demuth: Heidegger and the Shadows of Kierkegaard’s Thinking

Catalina Elena Dobre: Kierkegaard and the Romanian Culture (After Kierkegaard’s Example)


Junius Stenseth: An Ant in the Woods

Roman Kralik: Šaľa: Kierkegaard in the Heart of Europe

Sketch of Kierkegaard