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Kevin Hoffman

Kevin Hoffman received his PhD in Philosophy from Fordham University and taught for many years at Christ College in the honors program of Valparaiso University where he was given the Caterpillar Award for excellence in teaching. He has published journal articles on Kierkegaard in the International Philosophical Quarterly and The Journal of Religious Ethics.

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The Divine Madness of Romantic Ideals: A Reader's Companion for Kierkegaard's Stages on Life's Way
By author: Kevin Hoffman
Product Code: P492
ISBN: 9780881464993
Product Format: Paperback / softback
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Price:  $35.00
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Kierkegaard's writings are severely complicated and readers often do not know what to make of them given the array of genres he deploys. He is at once a philosopher, theologian, literary critic, and poet in his own right who writes under multiple pseudonyms directed at an unsure audience. Stages on Life's Way is one of his longer and more elusive texts, and even scholars often shy away from it. The Divine Madness of Romantic Ideals offers a close and extensive reading of this puzzling production, showing how its disarming, concrete themes of personal love and marriage help unlock more abstract conceptual boxes within Kierkegaard's authorship for a general readership, pointing out the forest while paying scrupulous attention to the trees.