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Pattison, George 1950-

Works: 81 works in 453 publications in 2 languages and 16,152 library holdings
Genres: History  Educational television programs  Documentary television programs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Television programs  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: B4377, 198.9
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Most widely held works by George Pattison
Sister Wendy : the complete collection( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art critic Sister Wendy Beckett visits some of Europe's greatest museums and galleries, as well as the chapel of King's College at Cambridge University, to give us her insights into many famous works of art
Kierkegaard : the self in society by George Pattison( Book )

37 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 654 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
Dostoevsky and the Christian tradition by George Pattison( Book )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 439 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
Art, modernity, and faith : towards a theology of art by George Pattison( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford handbook of Kierkegaard( Book )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Oxford Handbook of Kierkegaard brings together some of the most distinguished contemporary contributors to Kierkegaard research together with some of the more gifted younger commentators on Kierkegaard's work. There is significant input from scholars based in Copenhagen's Soren Kierkegaard Research Centre, as well as from philosophers and theologians from Britain, Germany, and the United States. Part 1 presents some of the philological, historical and contextual work that has been produced in recent years, establishing a firm basis for the more interpretative essays found in following parts. This includes looking at the history of his published and unpublished works, his cultural and social context, and his relation to Romanticism, German Idealism, the Church, the Bible, and theological traditions. Part 2 moves from context and background to the exposition of some of the key ideas and issues in Kierkegaard's writings. Attention is paid to his style, his treatment of ethics, culture, society, the self, time, theology, love, irony, and death. Part 3 looks at the impact of Kierkegaard's thought and at how it continues to influence philosophy, theology, and literature. After an examination of issues around translating Kierkegaard, this section includes comparisons with Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Wittgenstein, as well as examining his role in modern theology, moral theology, phenomenology, postmodernism, and literature."--Publisher description
Kierkegaard, religion, and the nineteenth-century crisis of culture by George Pattison( Book )

17 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 337 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 )

23 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 289 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
Spiritual writings : gift, creation, love : selections from the upbuilding discourses by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Spiritual Writings, renowned Oxford theologian George Pattison presents previously neglected Christian writings that will forever alter our understanding of the great philosopher Soren Kierkegaard. In fact, Pattison argues that the Kierkegaard known to the history of modern ideas is, in an important sense, not Kierkegaard at all. In philosophy and literature Kierkegaard is perceived as epitomizing existential angst, whilst in theology he is seen as expounding a radical form of Christianity based on a paradoxical and absurd faith that demands hatred of the world and the rejection of all forms of communal religion. However, both pictures rely on highly debatable interpretations of a relatively small selection of texts; there is much more to Kierkegaard than the image of the 'melancholy Dane' or the iconoclastic critic of established Christendom might suggest. Alongside the pseudonymous works for which he is best known - and which do indeed deal with such concepts as melancholy, anxiety, 'fear and trembling', paradox, the absurd, and despair - Kierkegaard also wrote many religious works, usually in the form of addresses, which he called 'upbuilding discourses' (which might, in English, be called 'devotional talks'). Taken as a whole, these writings offer something very different from the popular view. As Spiritual Writings shows, they embody a spirituality grounded in a firm sense of human life as a good gift of God. Kierkegaard calls on us to love God and, in loving God, to love life-quite concretely - and to love our own lives, even when they have become wretched or despairing
Anxious angels : a retrospective view of religious existentialism by George Pattison( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 245 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
The Oxford handbook of theology and modern European thought( Book )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 238 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
Thinking about God in an age of technology by George Pattison( Book )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 233 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 on art and communication by George Pattison( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kierkegaard's upbuilding discourses : philosophy, theology, and literature by George Pattison( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 208 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
Kierkegaard and the theology of the nineteenth century : the paradox and the 'point of contact' by George Pattison( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 202 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"--
God and being : an enquiry by George Pattison( Book )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 198 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
Poor Paris! : Kierkegaard's critique of the spectacular city by George Pattison( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and German and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heidegger on death : a critical theological essay by George Pattison( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 142 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
Kierkegaard and the quest for unambiguous life : between Romanticism and Modernism : selected essays by George Pattison( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book shows Kierkegaard's role in literary, religious, and political movements associated with romanticism, modernism and existentialism. It explores his background in romantic literature and his response to aspects of contemporary urban culture and goes on to show how his influence fed into various currents of twentieth century thought
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

English (307)

German (2)

Kierkegaard : the self in societyDostoevsky and the Christian traditionArt, modernity, and faith : towards a theology of artKierkegaard, religion, and the nineteenth-century crisis of cultureThe philosophy of KierkegaardSpiritual writings : gift, creation, love : selections from the upbuilding discoursesAnxious angels : a retrospective view of religious existentialismThinking about God in an age of technology