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Catholic Theology after Kierkegaard by Joshua Furnal

By Joshua Furnal

even supposing he's not consistently acknowledged as such, Søren Kierkegaard has been a major best friend for Catholic theologians within the early 20th century. in addition, realizing this dating and its origins deals worthwhile assets and insights to modern Catholic theology. in fact, there are a few detrimental preconceptions to beat. traditionally, a few Catholic readers were suspicious of Kierkegaard, viewing him as an irrational Protestant
irreconcilably at odds with Catholic concept. however, the beneficial point out of Kierkegaard in John Paul II's Fides et Ratio is a sign that Kierkegaard's writings should not so simply dismissed.

Catholic Theology after Kierkegaard investigates the writings of emblematic Catholic thinkers within the 20th century to evaluate their colossal engagement with Kierkegaard's writings. Joshua Furnal argues that Kierkegaard's writings have inspired reform and renewal in twentieth-century Catholic theology, and may proceed to take action this present day. to illustrate Kierkegaard's relevance in pre-conciliar Catholic theology, Furnal examines the broader proof of a Catholic reception of
Kierkegaard within the early 20th century-looking in particular at influential figures like Theodor Haecker, Romano Guardini, Erich Przywara, and different Roman Catholic thinkers which are regularly linked to the ressourcement circulate. specifically, Furnal focuses upon the writings of Henri de Lubac, Hans Urs
von Balthasar, and the Italian Thomist, Cornelio Fabro as consultant access points.

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