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A Single Life

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Format: Hardcover

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Søren Kierkegaard is a writer, thinker, and historical figure of international renown and name recognition. Yet he has a reputation for being fiendishly complicated. This book highlights the interesting and controversial aspects of Kierkegaard’s life and provides brief, straightforward overviews of his key works, something no other biography accomplishes.

Discover a new understanding of Kierkegaard’s thought and his life, a story filled with romance, betrayal, humor, and riots.

Kierkegaard, like Einstein and Freud, is one of those geniuses whose ideas permeate the culture and shape our world even when relatively few people have read their works. That lack of familiarity with the real Kierkegaard is about to change.

This lucid new biography by scholar Stephen Backhouse presents the genius as well as the acutely sensitive man behind the brilliant books. Scholarly and accessible, Kierkegaard: A Single Life introduces his many guises—the thinker, the lover, the recluse, the writer, the controversialist—in prose so compelling it reads like a novel.

One chapter examines Kierkegaard’s influence on our greatest cultural icons—Kafka, Barth, Bonhoeffer, Camus, and Martin Luther King Jr., to name only a few. A useful appendix presents an overview of each of Kierkegaard’s works, for the scholar and lay reader alike.

Contributor(s) Stephen Backhouse
About the Contributor(s) Stephen Backhouse

Stephen Backhouse is the Lecturer in Social and Political Theology at Mellitus College, London. He has published a number of critically well-received books and articles on religion, history, and Kierkegaard, from the popular Compact Guide to Christian History for Lion through to the academic Kierkegaard’s Critique of Christian Nationalism for Oxford University Press.

UPC 025986520885
ISBN-10 0310520886
ISBN-13 9780310520887
Publish Date Aug 16, 2016
Weight (lbs) 1.4250
Height 8.70
Width 5.80
Length 304
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Zondervan
Price $24.99
Format Hardcover
Language English

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