Search
Browse By Author
Browse By Category
MUP Book Awards
Mercer Book Awards
Become a Donor
Mercer Donations
MUP Events
Mercer Events

Kierkegaard

Items 1-5 of 44 SORT BY: 
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 >
Becoming Human: Kierkegaardian Reflections on Ethical Models in Literature
By author: Jamie Lorentzen
Product Code: P515
ISBN: 9780881465419
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Format: Paperback / softback
Availability: In stock.
Price:  $35.00
QTY:    Add to Cart
What does it mean to become a human being? This question was persistently repeated by Kierkegaard scholar Howard V. Hong (1912–2010) to students during his forty-year tenure at St. Olaf College. As one of Dr. Hong’s students, Jamie Lorentzen never forgot the question—one that always pointed to the ethical upbuilding of individuals. Lorentzen’s Kierkegaard studies inform commentary on how central characters in four works of literature help readers answer Howard Hong’s question. Twain’s Huck Finn becomes human by being an unwitting ethicist despite himself and the pro-slavery culture in which he was reared. Ishmael and Queequeg’s embrace of the neighbor and outcast in Melville’s Moby-Dick is an ethical counterpoint to Ahab’s terrifying narcissism. Meanwhile, Ibsen’s famous narcissist, Peer Gynt, offers an archetypal negative ethical model for becoming human. Finally, Dostoevsky’s Father Zosima and Ivan and Alyosha Karamazov show how ethics informs human development in both secular and religious cultures.
Cosmic Defiance: Updike’s Kierkegaard and the Maples Stories
By author: David Crowe
Product Code: H891
ISBN: 9780881465020
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock.
Price:  $35.00
QTY:    Add to Cart
John Updike once wrote that many of his works are "illustrations of Kierkegaard," and yet no current study provides an extended, convincing reason why this is so, why Updike came to live by Søren Kierkegaard's ideas. This study does, telling the story of Updike's life-altering encounter with Fear and Trembling in his early career, and tracing the subsequent evolution of Updike's complex and coherent theology.
Inconclusive Theologies: Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Kierkegaard, and Theological Discourse
By author: Lisa D. Powell
Product Code: P475
ISBN: 9780881464634
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock.
Price:  $30.00
QTY:    Add to Cart
Kierkegaard argued that Christianity is a lived religion, not a set of doctrines to be cognitively affirmed. This means theology’s proper focus is reflection on revelation within the God-human relationship, and human existence—always in process and shaped by different communities, relationships, and contexts—is significant to theological construction. As Christian knowledge is a relationship that cannot be communicated directly, theology is never concluded and cannot adequately function within totalizing systems. The writings of seventeenth-century Mexican nun, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, provide an exemplary direction for contemporary theologies mindful of this need for indirect communication. Her writings show a respect of others’ cognitive freedom and their differing contexts and perspectives. Utilizing the religious work of this woman from Mexico’s colonial past, Powell builds a theological case for the inclusion of literary genres in the theological discipline, a move that resists western philosophy’s dominance of form and opens the theological canon.
International Kierkegaard Commentary Volume 1: Early Polemical Writings
Series edited by: Robert L. Perkins, Robert L. Perkins
Product Code: H489
ISBN: 9780865546561
Pages: 200
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock.
Price:  $50.00
QTY:    Add to Cart
This collection is the first focused effort to bring modern research techniques to bear on Kierkegaard’s earliest polemical writings and literary efforts as gatheres in the first volume of Kierkegaard’s Writings under the title Early Polemical Writings. Some of these pieces—the speech at the student union, “Our Journalistic Literature,” and the rather strident, though silly, play, “The Battle between the Old and the New Soap-Cellars”—were not published during Kierkegaard’s lifetime.
International Kierkegaard Commentary Volume 11: Stages on Life's Way
Series edited by: Robert L. Perkins, Robert L. Perkins
Product Code: H523
ISBN: 9780865547049
Pages: 293
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available.(Backorder policy)
Price:  $50.00
QTY:    Add to Cart
This commentary on Stages on Life’s Way offers essays address, analyze, praise, criticize, and puzzle over the issues of Stages On Life’s Way, its relation to the whole of Kierkegaard’s authorship, to Kierkegaard’s own life, and to the difficult task of making sense of our own selves in the various stages on life’s way.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 >