By G. Pattison
Existentialism used to be probably the most very important affects on twentieth-century idea, specifically within the interval among the Twenties and early Nineteen Sixties. most sensible identified in its atheistic representatives comparable to Sartre, it additionally numbered many major spiritual thinkers. frightened Angels is a severe creation to those non secular existentialists, who're taken care of as a coherent workforce of their personal correct and never simply by-product of secular existentialism. The e-book argues that they represent a particular spiritual voice that maintains to advantage recognition in an period of postmodernity.
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17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 23 Engels, 'Schelling and Revelation' in Works, Vol. 2, p. 201. , pp. 241-64. F. W. J. : Suhrkamp, 1975), p. 42. , p. 53. , p. 54. , p. 55. , p. 95. F. W. J. Schelling, The Ages of the World (New York: Columbia University Press, 1942), p. 225. , p. 226. , p. 228. S. Kierkegaard, The Concept of Irony together with Notes on Schelling's Berlin Lectures (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1989), pp. 360ff. See also Paul Tillich, Theology of Culture (New York: Oxford University Press, 1959), pp.
F. Hegel, Phenomenology of Spirit, trans. Miller (Oxford: Clarendon, 1977), p. 29. , Philosophy of Right, trans. 13. , Aesthetics. Lectures on Fine Art, trans. Knox (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1975), p. 89. It is important to realize that 'philosophy' in this context was not simply the exchange of erudite opinions but concerned the way in which knowledge could be legitimated in the public institution of a state-sponsored university. This meant that philosophy could never be anything but intensely political in so far as it claimed to regulate for the public sphere what could or could not count as 'right opinion'.
It is indeed true that many of the key terms and concepts of later existentialism are foreshadowed in his work: anxiety, subjectivity, guilt, repetition and the absurd are only some especially striking examples. Yet Kierkegaard was himself very much a man of his own time, passionately engaged with the intellectual landscape shaped by Romanticism, Hegelianism and the kind of left-wing materialism represented by Feuerbach - as well as with the ecclesiastical and political constitution of his native Denmark.
Anxious Angels: A Retrospective View of Religious Existentialism by G. Pattison