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Pattison, George 1950-

Works: 93 works in 518 publications in 3 languages and 18,970 library holdings
Genres: History  Educational television programs  Documentary television programs  Educational films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Diaries  Television programs  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Author of introduction, Host
Classifications: B4377, 198.9
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Most widely held works by George Pattison
Sister Wendy : the complete collection( Visual )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follow Sister Wendy around the world as she discusses the art and architecture she sees
Dostoevsky and the Christian tradition by George Pattison( Book )

25 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection explores the interaction between Dostoevsky's Christian faith and his writing. The essays cover such topics as temptation, Dostoevsky's use of the gospels, icons and hagiography
Routledge philosophy guidebook to the later Heidegger by George Pattison( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text guides the reader through the complexities of Heidegger's later works. It offers an introduction to the main themes: technology; art; the history of philosophy; and the exploration of a new way of thinking
Art, modernity, and faith : towards a theology of art by George Pattison( Book )

20 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kierkegaard, the aesthetic and the religious : from the magic theatre to the crucifixion of the image by George Pattison( Book )

25 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These readings of Kierkegaard begin with a series of reflections on the background to his thought and writings, examining Romanticism, German Idealism and Danish intellectual history in the early 19th century. The author analyzes the role of indirect communication in Kierkegaard's authorship
The Oxford handbook of Kierkegaard( Book )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Oxford Handbook of Kierkegaard' offers 29 chapters written by leading international scholars, regarding Kierkegaard's historical context, authorship, writing style, major philosophical topics, and continuing influence in the disciplines of philosophy, theology, and literature. -- [Source inconnue]
Kierkegaard, religion, and the nineteenth-century crisis of culture by George Pattison( Book )

19 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kierkegaard is often viewed in the history of ideas solely within the academic traditions of philosophy and theology. The secondary literature generally ignores the fact that he also took an active role in the public debate about the significance of the modern age that was taking shape in the flourishing feuilleton literature during the period of his authorship. Through a series of sharply focussed studies, George Pattison contextualizes Kierkegaard's religious thought in relation to the debates about religion, culture and society carried on in the newspapers and journals read by the whole educated stratum of Danish society." "Pattison relates Kierkegaard not only to high art and literature but also to the ephemera of his contemporary culture. This has important implications for our understanding of Kierkegaard's view of the nature of religious communication in modern society."--Jacket
The philosophy of Kierkegaard by George Pattison( Book )

24 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although the ideas of Søren Kierkegaard played a pivotal role in shaping mainstream German philosophy and French existentialism, the question of how philosophers should read Kierkegaard is difficult. His intransigent religiosity has led some philosophers to view him essentially as a religious thinker with an anti-philosophical attitude. In a major new survey of Kierkegaard's thought, George Pattison addresses this question and shows that although it would be difficult to claim a "philosophy of Kierkegaard" as one can a philosophy of Kant or Hegel, there are significant common interests in Kierkegaard's central thinking and the questions that concern philosophers today. This book examines existence, anxiety, the good, and the infinite qualitative difference and the absolute paradox, arguing that the challenge of self-knowledge in an age of moral and intellectual uncertainty which lies at the heart of Kierkegaard's writings is as important today as it was in the culture of post-Enlightenment modernity. The author confronts Kierkegaard's "anti-philosophical" reputation and shows that he greatly influenced twentieth-century Continental philosophers and theologians. --Back cover
Kierkegaard : the self in society( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholars from a number of disciplines explore Kierkegaard's continuing relevance to political and social issues. They reveal a thinker who was fully engaged with questions of selfhood and society and not the individualist he is so often portrayed as
The Oxford handbook of theology and modern European thought( Book )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern European thought' describes a wide range of philosophies, cultural programmes, and political arguments developed in Europe in the period following the French Revolution. Throughout this period, many of the wide range of 'modernisms' (and anti-modernisms) had a distinctly religious and even theological character-not least when religion was subjected to the harshest criticism. Yet for all the breadth and complexity of modern European thought and, in particular, its relations to theology, a distinct body of themes and approaches recurred in each generation. Moreover, many of the issues that took intellectual shape in Europe are now global, rather than narrowly European, and, for good or ill, they form part of Europe's bequest to the world-from colonialism and the economic theories behind globalisation through to democracy to terrorism. This volume attempts to identify and comment on some of the most important of these
Anxious angels : a retrospective view of religious existentialism by George Pattison( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Existentialism was one of the most important influences on twentieth-century thought, especially in the period between the 1920s and early 1960s. Best known in its atheistic representatives such as Sartre, it also numbered many significant religious thinkers. Anxious Angels is a critical introduction to these religious existentialists, who are treated as a coherent group in their own right and not merely as derivative of secular existentialism, and it is shown that they constitute a distinctive voice in the history of modern religious thought. Written for students unfamiliar with the primary sources, it summarizes and comments on the existential element in each of the major figures concerned, from Kierkegaard and Dostoevsky through to Tillich, Bultmann and Marcel, and includes less familiar representatives of the group such as Berdyaev, Shestov and Unamuno. Their interest in questions of language and communication and political and social life is also explored, and it is argued that they continue to merit attention in an era of postmodernity."--Jacket
Thinking about God in an age of technology by George Pattison( Book )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking up the critique of theology found in the work of Heidegger, George Pattison argues for a model of thinking about God that would not be liable to the charge of ènframing' that Heidegger sees as characteristic of technological thinking. He constructs his case in relation to particular issues in bioethics, the place of theology in the university, the arts, and the contemporary experience of living in the city
Kierkegaard and the theology of the nineteenth century : the paradox and the 'point of contact' by George Pattison( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study shows how Kierkegaard's mature theological writings reflect his engagement with the wide range of theological positions which he encountered as a student, including German and Danish Romanticism, Hegelianism and the writings of Fichte and Schleiermacher. George Pattison draws on both major and lesser-known works to show the complexity and nuances of Kierkegaard's theological position, which remained closer to Schleiermacher's affirmation of religion as a 'feeling of absolute dependence' than to the Barthian denial of any 'point of contact', with which he is often associated. Pattison also explores ways in which Kierkegaard's theological thought can be related to thinkers such as Heidegger and John Henry Newman, and its continuing relevance to present-day debates about secular faith. His volume will be of great interest to scholars and students of philosophy and theology"--
Kierkegaard's upbuilding discourses : philosophy, theology, and literature by George Pattison( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kierkgaard's Upbuilding Discourses is a ... reassessment of the discourses and of our reading of Kierkegaard. George Pattison makes three controversial claims: that there is an underlying unity to the diversity of Kierkegaard's work; that the upbuilding discourses provide the best vantage point from which to see this unity; and that we can understand Kierkegaard without going beyond the general possibilities of human experience and reflection. By examining the use of language and rhetoric in the discourses, George Pattison argues that their guiding ideas are regulative principles and maxims that bring Kierkegaard closer to Kant's philosophy than is often thought. Furthermore, he shows that this approach to the discourses brings them much closer to Kierkegaard's own view of them as 'Socratic' in character, to be understood as much for their philosophical as for their religious nature." "Kierkegaard's Upbuilding Discourses is the first full length assessment of the discourses in English, and makes a definitive contribution to Kierkegaard studies. It will be essential reading for philosophers and theologians, and anyone interested in Kierkegaard and the history of philosophy."--Cover
God and being : an enquiry by George Pattison( Book )

22 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speaking of God in terms of Being has become one of the most hotly contested topics in the philosophy of religion of the last twenty years. Pattison offers a response that takes into account the insights of postmodern thinking whilst attempting to provide a new basis for religious language and life
Heidegger on death : a critical theological essay by George Pattison( Book )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the question of death in the light of Heidegger's paradigmatic discussion in Being and Time. Pattison reveals where and how Heidegger and theology part ways but also how Heidegger can helpfully challenge theology to rethink one of its own fundamental questions: human beings' relation to their death and the meaning of death in their religious lives
Poor Paris! : Kierkegaard's critique of the spectacular city by George Pattison( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and German and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kierkegaard and the quest for unambiguous life : between Romanticism and Modernism : selected essays by George Pattison( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book looks at Kierkegaard with a fresh perspective shaped by the history of ideas, framed by the terms romanticism and modernism. 'Modernism' here refers to the kind of intellectual and literary modernism associated with Georg Brandes, and such later nineteenth and early twentieth century figures as J.P. Jacobsen, Nietzsche, Dostoevsky, Ibsen (all often associated with Kierkegaard in early secondary literature), and the young Georg Lukacs. This movement, currently attracting increasing scholarly attention, fed into such varied currents of twentieth century thought as Bolshevism (as in Lukacs himself), fascism, and the early existentialism of, e.g., Shestov and the radical culture journal 'The Brenner' (in which Kierkegaard featured regularly, and whose readers included Martin Heidegger)
Kierkegaard's pastoral dialogues by George Pattison( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes a selection of Kierkegaard's most insightful spiritual wiritings and transforms them into a series of dialoges between two friends, a believer and a non-believer
Blow the man down by Elfrida Vipont( Book )

1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Sister Wendy : the complete collection
Alternative Names
George Pattison British theologian

Pattison, George Linsley


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Dostoevsky and the Christian traditionRoutledge philosophy guidebook to the later HeideggerArt, modernity, and faith : towards a theology of artKierkegaard, the aesthetic and the religious : from the magic theatre to the crucifixion of the imageKierkegaard, religion, and the nineteenth-century crisis of cultureThe philosophy of KierkegaardKierkegaard : the self in societyAnxious angels : a retrospective view of religious existentialism