In the digital world, Kierkegaard's thought is valuable in thinking about aesthetics as a component of human development, both including but moving beyond the religious context as its primary center of meaning. Seeing human formation as interrelated with aesthetics makes art a vital dimension of human existence. Contributing to the debate about Kierkegaard's conception of the aesthetic, Kierkegaard, Aesthetics, and Selfhood argues that Kierkegaard's primary concern is to provocatively explore how a self becomes Christian, with aesthetics being a vital dimension for such self-formation. At a broader level, Peder Jothen also focuses on the role, authority, and meaning of aesthetic expression within religious thought generally and Christianity in particular.
Peder Jothen is Assistant Professor, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN, USA.
Contents: Introduction; Kierkegaard's ambiguous aesthetics; Becoming Christian; Christ and the art of subjective becoming; Mimesis, aesthetics and Christian becoming; Becoming amidst the existence stages; Becoming and art; Postscript; Bibliography; Index.
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