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The SPCK Introduction to Kierkegaard by Peter Vardy

The SPCK Introduction to Kierkegaard


The SPCK Introduction to Kierkegaard by Peter Vardy

This is a book about a remarkable man - yet in an important sense it is not about this man at all. Soren Kierkegaard died in Copenhagen, Denmark, at the age of forty-two in 1855. His writings had little influence in his lifetime and after his death, even with the translation of some of his works into German, he was barely known. Yet today, he is internationally accepted as one of the world's greatest thinkers and is often considered the father of existentialism.Here, Peter Vardy makes Kierkegaard's often complex and difficult thinking accessible to a wide audience. He sketches a few of the central themes of Kierkegaard's thought and gives the reader a feeling for the way he approaches problems and some sense of the breadth of his work. This revised and expanded edition is an ideal introduction to Kierkegaard for both students and the general reader.


* 'This is a fascinating introduction to Kierkegaard's prophetic insights into the nature of Christian faith, insights which we desperately need to ponder today.
Gerard Hughes, author of God of Surprises and God in All Things

* 'Peter Vardy is a gifted communicator. He is the best popularizer of the philosophy of religion currently working in Britain.

About the Author

DR. PETER VARDY is Vice Principal of Heythrop College, London. He is the author of the bestselling books The Puzzle of God, The Puzzle of Ethics (Harper Collins), Being Human (DLT) and The Thinkers Guide to Evil and The Thinkers Guide to God (John Hunt).

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Publication date

2nd September 2008


Peter Vardy

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SPCK Publishing


128 pages


Western philosophy: c 1600 to c 1900
Philosophy of religion



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