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Becoming Human: Kierkegaardian Reflections on Ethical Models in Literature
By author: Jamie Lorentzen
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P515
ISBN: 9780881465419
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Price: $35.00
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.

Kant and Kierkegaard on Time and Eternity
By author: Ronald M. Green
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H830
ISBN: 9780881462555
Product Format: Hardback
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Price: $50.00
Building on his earlier work, Ronald Green presents Kant as a major inspiration of Kierkegaard's authorship. Green argues that Kant's ethics provided the rigor on which Kierkegaard drew in developing his concept of sin. He maintains that the chief difference between Kant and Kierkegaard has to do with whether we need a historical savior to restore our broken moral wills.

Kierkegaard's Metaphors
By author: Jamie Lorentzen
Product Code: H548
ISBN: 9780865547315
Product Format: Hardback
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Price: $39.95
Kierkegaard’s Metaphors is a comprehensive discussion of how metaphor is informed by and befits Kierkegaard’s entire authorship. It surveys contemporary Kierkegaardian literature that either directly or tangentially addresses Kierkegaard’s metaphorical style, and literature by literary scholars, poets, and writers who address esthetic, philosophical, ethical, and religious implications of metaphor that are on par with Kierkegaard’s treatment of metaphor.

Kierkegaard's Socratic Art
By author: Daise
Product Code: P195
ISBN: 9780865546554
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $18.00

Repetition and the Fullness of Time: Gift, Task, and Narrative in Kierkegaard’s Upbuilding Ethics
By author: Randall G. Colton
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P474
ISBN: 9780881464627
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $30.00
In recent decades, many moral philosophers have begun to think more carefully about the significance of our inveterate story-telling habits for moral reflection. For some time those who promoted narrative’s central role for ethics on a variety of levels seemed to be commanding the field; but more recently skeptics of narrative’s relevance have begun to mount a vigorous resistance. Some of these struggles have played out on the terrain of Kierkegaard studies, and this book seeks to move the battle lines forward, both with respect to the significance of narrative more generally and to its place in Kierkegaard’s authorship.

Subjectivity and Religious Truth in the Philosophy of Søren Kierkegaard
By author: Merigala Gabriel
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P398
ISBN: 9780881461701
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $30.00
Merigala Gabriel’s main objective is to thoroughly examine subjective truth, which is the core concept in Kierkegaard’s philosophy. Here Gabriel contrasts subjective truth with objective truth in order to highlight the significance of subjective truth in its religious context and to bring out the inadequacy of objective truth.

The Biblical Kierkegaard : Reading by the Rule of Faith
By author: Timothy Polk
Product Code: P157
ISBN: 9780865545397
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $21.95
Placing Kierkegaard firmly within the Augustinian tradition of reading Scripture according to the Rules of faith and love, Polk brings Kierkegaard’s biblical hermeneutics into conversation with current postliberal narrative theology, speech-act theory, canon-contextual criticism, reader-response criticism, feminist theology, and political theology.

The Concept of Anxiety in Søren Kierkegaard
By author: Arne Gron   Translated by: Sinead Ladegaard Knox
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H769
ISBN: 9780881461268
Product Format: Hardback
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Price: $30.00
From the preface: “The Concept of Anxiety is one of Kierkegaard’s major works. It summarizes and anticipates themes that are developed in his other works, but not by presenting a unified perception. It has more the character of a work that constitutes a turning point: themes from earlier works (in particular Either/Or) are pursued in a broken way that gives a new starting point for later works. Even though The Concept of Anxiety is often an unreasonably difficult book, it is worthwhile to read as a gateway to the entire works of Kierkegaard.

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
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Price: $35.00
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.