Short description: A study in the strategy of Christian evangelism as developed by two of its greatest exponents, set in the framework of biographical studies, which will stand in their own right as scholarly contributions to the literature of their respective subjects.
Dr Denzil Patrick was a Theological Secretary of the British Student Christian Movement, a World's Student Christian Federation Secretary, a Secretary of the World's Alliance of YMCAs, and a collaborator of the World Council of Churches.
Analytical Table of Contents; Part Two: Soren Kierkegaard; The World He Lived In; The Political Scene; The Spiritual Climate; Romanticism; Romanticism and Idealism; Hegelianism; Religious Life and Thought; Life of Soren Kierkegaard: Part I 1813 1838; Childhood and Schooldays; University and Earthquake; Prodigal Son; The Joy if Reconciliation; The Life of Soren Kierkegaard: Part II 1838 1848; The Queen of His Heart; A Spy in a Higher Service; Country Pastor or Minister Extraordinary?; The Life of Soren Kierkegaard: Part III 1848 1853; My Whole Nature is Changed; The Deadly Sickness of Danish Christendom; Aliis in Serviendo Consumor; The Judgment Hangs in Suspense; Final Dedication and Inward Peace; The Life of Soren Kierkegaard: Part IV 1853 1855; Kierkegaard and Mynster; Kierkegaard and Martensen; The Campaign in the Newspapers; Acting Catastrophically; The Midnight Cry; The Instant; Physical Collapse: Spiritual Victory; The Problem of Becoming a Christian; Aestheticism and Religion; The Way of Life appropriate for an Author of this Kind; Divine Governance and Kierkegaard's Work; Back to Simplicity; A Crowd is Untruth: A Single Individual is Truth; The Individual is the Category of the Spirit; From Double-mindedness to Purity of Heart; The Attack on Romantic Aestheticism; General Introduction to the Study of Kierkegaard's Works; The Aesthetic Way of Life; Either Or; Repetition; Fear and Trembling; The Concept of Anguish; Stages on Life's Road; Conclusion; The Attack on Speculative Idealism; Philosophical Crumbs; Concluding Unscientific Postscript; Back to Christianity; The Sickness unto Death; Training in Christianity; Attack and Appeal; Breaking down False Securities; Building up Loyalty and Confidence; Kierkegaard's Significance as a Champion of Christianity; Some Previous Estimates; Can Kierkegaard be Called an Apologist?; Kierkegaard's Conception of the Christian Faith; Soren Kierkegaard the Man; Part Three: Pascal and Kierkegaard as Christian Strategists; The Men and Their Times; Their Insight into the Dichotomy of Modern Man; The Personal Resemblances and Differences; The Biblical Basis of Their Thought; Their Common Aim; Their Ways of Approach to their Task; Bringing Man to Face the Issues of Life; The Present Condition of Man; Man's Evasion of the Issues of life; Back to Reality; Thought versus Existence; Leading Man into the Presence of God; The Paradox if the Christian Faith; Faith as a Choice and a Gift; The Christian Life; The Cross of Jesus Christ; Epilogue: Towards a Strategy for Evangelism Today; The Relevance of the Present Study to the Issues of the Hour; The Missionary Situation of the Church; Eristic Apologetics; A Recall to Personal Responsibility; An Answer to the Spiritual Needs of the Individual; An Approach to Evangelism; Changing and Permanent Elements in Christian Apologetics; The Split in Reality; Unilinear versus Dimensional Thinking; The Prophetic Vision of the World and Human Life; The Approach to the non-Christian World; The Spirit of the Age as Antichrist; The Spirit of the Modern Age; Vitalism; Collectivism; The Challenge to the Church; The Collapse of Christendom; The Ecumenical Church; A Strategy for Evangelism; The Task and Method of Christian Apologetics; Christianity on the Offensive; The Man and the Message.