David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Faith and Philosophy 12 (1):40-53 (1995)
I argue here that Kierkegaardian faith is essentially, albeit paradoxically, worldly---that Kierkegaardian faith is a form of world-affirmation. A correlate of this claim is that faithlessness of any kind is ultimately a form of aesthetic resignation grounded in a deep seated world-alienation. The paradox of faith’s worldliness is found in the fact that, for Kierkegaard, faith both excludes and includes resignation in itself. I make sense of this paradox by appealing to Kierkegaard’s idea of “an annulled possibility,” and conclude that faith’s love of the world is an affirmation via a double negation
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Donald A. Crosby (2011). Faith and Reason: Their Roles in Religious and Secular Life. State University of New York Press.
Robert Merrihew Adams (1990). The Knight of Faith. Faith and Philosophy 7 (4):383-395.
Sharon Krishek (2010). The Enactment of Love by Faith. Faith and Philosophy 27 (1):3-21.
Patrick O'Connor (2007). Derrida's Worldly Responsibility: The Opening Between 'Faith” and the “Sacred”. Southern Journal of Philosophy 45 (2):303-334.
Sharon Krishek (2009). Kierkegaard on Faith and Love. Cambridge University Press.
Domenic Marbaniang (2009). Explorations of Faith. Google Books.
Eugene Thomas Long (1987). Cantwell Smith's Proposal For a World Theology. Faith and Philosophy 4 (1):3-12.
Daniel Berthold (2013). Kierkegaard and Camus: Either/Or? [REVIEW] International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 73 (2):137-150.
Gavin Rae (2010). Kierkegaard, the Self, Authenticity and the Teleological Suspension of the Ethical. Critical Horizons 11 (1):75-97.
Merold Westphal (2011). Kierkegaard on Faith, Reason, and Passion. Faith and Philosophy 28 (1):82-92.
I. Michael Bellafiore (2011). The Overthrow of Worldly Wisdom and Its Rehabilitation. Newman Studies Journal 8 (1):67-80.
C. Stephen Evans (1990). The Relevance of Historical Evidence for Christian Faith. Faith and Philosophy 7 (4):470-485.
David Grumett (2005). The Enlightenment of the Magi: Faith and Reason in Matthew 2:1–12. Philosophy and Theology 17 (1/2):3-16.
Added to index2011-12-01
Total downloads5 ( #212,796 of 1,096,455 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #90,211 of 1,096,455 )
How can I increase my downloads?