By Eliseo Pérez-Álvarez,Enrique Dussel

ISBN-10: 1498251528

ISBN-13: 9781498251525

ISBN-10: 1556359608

ISBN-13: 9781556359606

This essay on Søren Kierkegaard and fiscal concerns from a theological point of view is definitely grounded within the Dane's journals. In those writings, the overdue nineteenth-century philosopher exhibits his harmony with rural citizens (90 percentage of the inhabitants) and urbanite menial employees. issues comprise the choice for the negative; the ideology of impotence; the denouncing of a aggressive society; the correlation of wealth and poverty; media, church, collage, and theater as social associations shaping truth; Christendom; and the retribution doctrine.
A Vexing Gadfly develops the theological issues in the time-frame of "Golden Age Denmark" (1800-1860), such as the interval of Denmark's colonial actions. The historic method provides flesh to the bones of summary idea and ahistorical doctrines.
Contrary to universal trust, Kierkegaard did articulate monetary concerns via structural different types comparable to the age, the pyramid, the construction, the exterior revolution, "the hearth Chief," and his prognosis of society. sarcastically, the domestication of Kierkegaard's monetary notion happened from the time of his loss of life on November eleven, 1855. His eulogy happened on the most vital church of the rustic, the Church of Our girl in Copenhagen; his burial at Assistens Cemetery was once with complete pomp; and via 1971, his statue joined the pick out membership of Mynster, Martensen, Grundvigt, et al., as they encompass the rich Marble Church.

"Finally! After a long time of studying and reading Kierkegaard because the solitary--and a little eccentric--knight of religion, Pérez Álvarez calls our recognition to another Kierkegaard, one deeply engaged within the fiscal and social problems with his time. In providing a hitherto discounted and nearly unknown Kierkegaard, this e-book not just corrects a lot of our conventional realizing, but in addition leads one to ask yourself why within the 20th century we grew to become so enamored with what used to be sincerely a truncated view of the good Danish theologian."
--Justo L. González, writer of A heritage of Christian Thought

"A Vexing Gadfly is a unprecedented presentation of the unconventional fiscal, social, and political beliefs of the later Kierkegaard as he prophetically and vehemently castigated the nineteenth-century Danish church, country, and their theology and beliefs. Dr. Eliseo Pérez-Álvares captures Kierkegaard's penetrating critique of the social-economic oppression of the marginalized with its relevance for modern theology. The slicing irony of a nineteenth-century Dane turns into a strong voice via a twenty-first-century liberation theologian."
--Mark Thomsen, Lutheran college of Theology at Chicago

Pérez-Álvares provides us with a Kierkegaard that's little recognized: a theologian hooked up to his time of profound social adjustments, which takes the part of terrible humans and produces prepared theological reflections relating to economic climate. Our time can be marked by means of crises and fiscal alterations that have an effect on the lives of hundreds of thousands of folks. What does Christian theology need to say to the realm this day? This ebook is a priceless contribution within the elaboration of this response.
--Jung Mo Sung, writer of wish, marketplace and Religion

Eliseo Pérez-Álvarez is affiliate Professor of Contextual Theology and Praxis on the Lutheran Seminary software within the Southwest in Austin. he's the writer of We Be Jammin: freeing Discourses from the Land of the Seven Flags, The Gospel to the Calypsonians: the Caribbean, Bible and Liberation Theology, and Comentario de Marcos

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