Kierkegaard, Aesthetics, and Selfhood: The Art of Subjectivity

Kierkegaard, Aesthetics, and Selfhood: The Art of Subjectivity

By: Peder Jothen (author), Professor Trevor Hart (series_editor), Revd Dr. Jeremy Begbie (series_editor), Professor Roger Lundin (series_editor)Hardback

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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.

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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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  • publication date: 10/10/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781409470168
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 270
  • ID: 9781409470168
  • weight: 656
  • ISBN10: 1409470164

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