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Climacus and Kierkegaard on the Outward Relationship with God

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Abstract

Overshadowed by a superficial reading of his pseudonym, Johannes Climacus’ statement “subjectivity is truth,” Søren Kierkegaard has come to be perceived in the theological world as overly individualistic and anthropocentric in his thinking. This has contributed to the perception that, for Kierkegaard, it is the individual Christian who is in charge of her Christian faith. In this essay, I endeavor to challenge this perception through an analysis of Climacus and Kierkegaard’s emphasis on the outward nature of the God-relationship

Published Online: 2014-6-21
Published in Print: 2014-6-1

© 2014 by Walter de Gruyter Berlin/Boston

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