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    Kierkegaard and the Self Before God: Anatomy of the Abyss.Simon D. Podmore - 2011 - Indiana University Press.
    Simon D. Podmore claims that becoming a self before God is both a divine gift and an anxious obligation. Before we can know God, or ourselves, we must come to a moment of recognition. How this comes to be, as well as the terms of such acknowledgment, are worked out in Podmore’s powerful new reading of Kierkegaard. As he gives full consideration to Kierkegaard's writings, Podmore explores themes such as despair, anxiety, melancholy, and spiritual trial, and how they are broken (...)
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    The Holy & Wholly Other: Kierkegaard on the Alterity of God.Simon D. Podmore - 2012 - Heythrop Journal 53 (1):9-23.
    In response to prevailing perceptions, I contend that Søren Kierkegaard (1813–55) conceives of the wholly otherness of God via his dialectical category of the ‘infinite qualitative difference’ between the human and the divine, initially through the self's consciousness of sin and ultimately through the self's acceptance of the gift of forgiveness. Therefore, I claim that while the common designation of Kierkegaard's God as ‘Wholly Other’ may initially evoke the alterity of sin; it is not ultimately sufficient to describe the divine (...)
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    The Lightning and the Earthquake: Kierkegaard on the Anfechtung of Luther.Simon D. Podmore - 2006 - Heythrop Journal 47 (4):562–578.
    By focusing discussion through Søren Kierkegaard's view of Martin Luther's initiation into the monastery , it is suggested that an analogy can be discerned for Kierkegaard's own sense of divine vocation and the ensuing self‐mortification of melancholy and religious scrupulosity which commentators have suspected in both figures. Kierkegaard's often ambivalent critique of Luther's Anfechtung is thus read as bearing ironic significance for his own struggles with ‘spiritual trial’ [Anfægtelse]. In this reading, Luther's Anfechtung is taken to signify for Kierkegaard both (...)
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    Concepts of Power in Kierkegaard and Nietzsche. By J. Keith Hyde. Pp. Xiv, 235, Farnham, Ashgate, 2010, £50.00. [REVIEW]Simon D. Podmore - 2012 - Heythrop Journal 53 (1):167-167.
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    Martin WF Stone (Ed.) Reason, Faith, and History: Essays for Paul Helm.(Aldershot: Ashgate, 2009). Pp. Xi+ 243.£ 55.00 (Hbk). ISBN 978 0 7546 0926 1. [REVIEW]Simon D. Podmore - 2009 - Religious Studies 45 (4).
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    Noreen Khawaja The Religion of Existence: Asceticism in Philosophy From Kierkegaard to Sartre. . Pp. Xi + 312. £31.30 . ISBN 9780226404516. [REVIEW]Simon D. Podmore - 2018 - Religious Studies 54 (3):439-443.
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    The Isolated Self: Truth and Untruth in Søren Kierkegaard's On the Concept of Irony. By K. Brian Soderquist. Pp. Viii, 247, Copenhagen, C. A. Reitzel, 2007, $60.00. [REVIEW]Simon D. Podmore - 2012 - Heythrop Journal 53 (1):166-167.
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    W. Glenn Kirkconnell Kierkegaard on Ethics and Religion: From Either/Or to Philosophical Fragments. . Pp. 192. £65.00 . ISBN 978 1 8470 6078 5. [REVIEW]Simon D. Podmore - 2009 - Religious Studies 45 (4):509.