|Publication Date: 18 Sep 2008|
|Series: SPCK Introductions|
|Publisher: SPCK Publishing|
|Page Count: 128|
|Author: Peter Vardy|
|ISBN-13: 9780281059867, 9780281065707|
The SPCK Introduction to Kierkegaard
This is a book about a remarkable man - yet in an important sense it is not about this man at all. Soren Kierkegaard died in Copenhagen, Denmark, at the age of forty-two in 1855. His writings had little influence in his lifetime and after his death, even with the translation of some of his works into German, he was barely known. Yet today, he is internationally accepted as one of the world's greatest thinkers and is often considered the father of existentialism.Here, Peter Vardy makes Kierkegaard's often complex and difficult thinking accessible to a wide audience. He sketches a few of the central themes of Kierkegaard's thought and gives the reader a feeling for the way he approaches problems and some sense of the breadth of his work.This revised and expanded edition is an ideal introduction to Kierkegaard for both students and the general reader.