The Resource Faith and reason in Kierkegaard, F. Russell Sullivan

Faith and reason in Kierkegaard, F. Russell Sullivan

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Faith and reason in Kierkegaard
Title
Faith and reason in Kierkegaard
Statement of responsibility
F. Russell Sullivan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this work, the author analyzes the relationship between faith and reason in Kierkegaard's philosophy. Kierkegaard is widely considered to be an irrationalist ; the author argues that he views faith as reasonable in a distinct way that must be uncovered. In some of his pseudonymous works, Kierkegaard speaks of the movement of faith as paradoxical and absurd. There is evidence from his non-pseudonymous works that Kierkgaard does not consider faith irrational. He denigrates reason only in that he wishes to impress upon nominal Christians (who look upon faith only as a body of doctrine) that more and more understanding of the tenets of faith can never yield logical certainty. The doctrines of faith can be argued pro and contra. For Kierkgaard, faith in this context is illogical, but not irrational. In his religious works, Kierkgaard's notion of reason is inextricably tied in with that of his recalcitrance of the will. Reason (logic and speculative thought) attests to its own limits in regard to doctrinal faith, but it also can point to that which is a reasonable step, even when logic alone is of no avail. For Kierkgaard, subjectivity is a necessary, but not sufficient, condition of religious faith. In actuality, Kierkgaard is not presenting an epistemological theory at all, but through his pseudonymous authors' emphasis upon subjectivity he hopes that nominal Christians will begin to experience the need for Christ. Kierkgaard believes that only if inauthentic Christians realize that the religious option cannot be decided by logical inquiry into the doctrines of faith, and then experience their own inauthenticity and the futility of any unaided willful efforts to remedy it, will the act of faith in Christ as a viable alternative appear as reasonable
Cataloging source
VYF
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Sullivan, F. Russell
Dewey number
230.09034
Index
no index present
LC call number
B4378.F35
LC item number
S8
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Kierkegaard, Søren
  • Faith and reason
  • Kierkegaard, Søren
  • Glaube
  • Vernunft
  • Kierkegaard, Søren
  • Faith and reason
Label
Faith and reason in Kierkegaard, F. Russell Sullivan
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 109-117)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (117 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)817224549
Label
Faith and reason in Kierkegaard, F. Russell Sullivan
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 109-117)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (117 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)817224549

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