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Kierkegaard and the staging of desire : rhetoric and performance in a theology of eros

Author: Carl S Hughes
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2014. ©2014
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Theology in the modern era often assumes that the consummate form of theological discourse is objective prose - ignoring or condemning apophatic traditions and the spiritual eros that drives them. For too long, Kierkegaard has been read along these lines as a progenitor of twentieth-century neo-orthodoxy and a stern critic of the erotic in all its forms. In contrast, Hughes argues that Kierkegaard envisions faith  Read more...
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Hughes, Carl S.
Kierkegaard and the staging of desire : rhetoric and performance in a theology of eros.
New York : Fordham University Press, ©2014
xiii, 257 pages
Named Person: Søren Kierkegaard
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carl S Hughes
ISBN: 9780823257287 0823257282 9780823257263 0823257266 9780823261505 0823261506
OCLC Number: 880454642
Description: 1 online resource (271 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Prologue: Theology and Fairy Tales; Introduction: Staging Desire, with Constant Reference to The Concept of Irony; 1. Desiring "The One"- in Vaudev ille, Marriage, and Beyond; 2. Vor Frue Kirke as Stage: Aesthetics and Desire in Liturgy and Sacrament; 3. "The Woman Who Was a Sinner": A New Statue in Vor Frue Kirke; 4. Theatrical and Eucharistic Transformations: From the Farce Theater to the Feet of Christ; 5. Sacramental Writing, Sacramental Living: Eros in Existence; Epilogue: Renewing Theology- Kierkegaard beyond Barth; Notes. Works CitedIllustration Credits; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z.
Responsibility: Carl S. Hughes.

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An analysis of spiritual eros in the writings of Soren Kierkegaard. Argues that Kierkegaard uses settings of theatrical and liturgical performance as rhetorical means of eliciting ever greater  Read more...

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