Kierkegaard on Faith and the Self represents a rich collection of studies that allow Søren Kierkegaard to speak directly to the questions of contemporary readers. Evans analyzes Kierkegaard as a philosopher, his perspectives on faith, reason, and epistemology, ethics, and his view of the self. Evans makes a strong case that Kierkegaard has something crucial to say to the Christian church as a philosopher and something equally crucial to say to the philosophical world as a Christian believer.
A Note on Citations from Kierkegaard
PART ONE. Introduction
1 Kierkegaard as a Christian Thinker
PART TWO. Kiekegaard the Philosopher
2 Realism and Antirealism in Kierkegaard's Concluding Unscientific Postscript
3 Kant and Kierkegaard on the Possibility of Metaphysics
4 The Role of Irony in Kierkegaard's Philosophical Fragments
5 Kierkegaard's View of Humor: Must Christians Always Be Solemn?
6 Misusing Religious Language: Something about Kierkegaard and The Myth of God Incarnate
PART THREE. Kierkegaard on Faith, Reason, and Reformed Epistemology
7 Is Kierkegaard an Irrationalist? Reason, Paradox, and Faith
8 Apologetic Arguments in Philosophical Fragments
9 The Relevance of Historical Evidence for Christian Faith: A Critique of a Kierkegaardian View
10 Kierkegaard and Plantinga on Belief in God: Subjectivity as the Ground of Properly Basic Religious Beliefs
11 Externalist Epistemology, Subjectivity, and Christian Knowledge: Plantinga and Kierkegaard
PART FOUR. Kierkegaard on Ethics and Authority
12 Faith as the Telos of Morality: A Reading of Fear and Trembling
13 A Kierkegaardian View of the Foundations of Morality
14 Kierkegaard on Religious Authority: The Problem of the Criterion
PART FIVE. Kierkegaard on the Self: Philosophical Psychology
15 Who is the Other in The Sickness unto Death? God and Human Relations in the Constitution of the Self
16 Kierkegaard's View of the Unconscious
17 Does Kierkegaard Think Beliefs Can Be Directly Willed?
18 Where There's a Will There's a Way: Kierkegaard's Theory of Action
PART SIX. Conclusion
19 Where Can Kierkegaard Take Us?
A treasure trove from one of the world's finest Kierkegaard scholars. Fully sensitive to both the philosophical and theological dimensions of Kierkegaard's thought, Evans makes connections one will not find elsewhere. Like Kierkegaard's own writing, these essays are at once conceptually rigorous and spiritually up-building.~Merold Westphal, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Fordham University
[E]xcellent and well-written.... It is clear that Evans' love for Kierkegaard is driven by his conviction that Kierkegaard will help one become both a better philosopher and a better Christian. With this in mind, Evans exhorts his reader to pick up Kierkegaard for herself, to be troubled by Kierkegaard in a good way.~Prespectives in Religious Studies
This collection’s focus, as a whole, is broad enough to offer access into most arenas of Kierkegaard scholarship but intense enough that each essay makes a contribution to those arenas. Several of the essays (those from Westphal, Evans, Bauckham, and Wood) offer not only penetrating insight into the continuing import of the Dane but also serve as almost archetypal introduction to the thought of the commentators themselves.~Christopher W. Moore, Journal of the NABPR
This collection of nineteen essays by Steve Evans is a treasure trove of incisive analytic papers on topics ranging from Kierkegaard's approach to philosophy to an extended reformist reading that illuminates both Kierkegaard and Plantinga in addition to penetrating studies of Kierkegaard's views of ethics, authority, and philosophical psychology. An absolutely necessary volume for Kierkegaard scholars, it will prove quite important for others in adjacent philosophic disciplines.~Robert L. Perkins, Stetson University and Editor, International Kierkegaard Commentary