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By Eliseo Pérez-Álvarez,Enrique Dussel

ISBN-10: 1498251528

ISBN-13: 9781498251525

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This essay on Søren Kierkegaard and fiscal concerns from a theological viewpoint is definitely grounded within the Dane's journals. In those writings, the overdue nineteenth-century philosopher exhibits his unity with rural citizens (90 percentage of the inhabitants) and urbanite menial staff. issues comprise the choice for the terrible; 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), inclusive of the interval of Denmark's colonial actions. The historic technique provides flesh to the bones of summary idea and ahistorical doctrines.
Contrary to universal trust, Kierkegaard did articulate financial matters via structural different types reminiscent of the age, the pyramid, the construction, the exterior revolution, "the fireplace Chief," and his prognosis of society. satirically, the domestication of Kierkegaard's financial concept happened from the time of his demise on November eleven, 1855. His eulogy happened on the most crucial church of the rustic, the Church of Our woman in Copenhagen; his burial at Assistens Cemetery was once with complete pomp; and by way of 1971, his statue joined the opt for membership of Mynster, Martensen, Grundvigt, et al., as they encompass the rich Marble Church.

"Finally! After a long time of studying and studying Kierkegaard because the solitary--and a bit eccentric--knight of religion, Pérez Álvarez calls our awareness to another Kierkegaard, one deeply engaged within the financial and social problems with his time. In offering a hitherto discounted and virtually unknown Kierkegaard, this ebook not just corrects a lot of our conventional figuring out, but in addition leads one to ask yourself why within the 20th century we grew to become so enamored with what was once essentially a truncated view of the nice Danish theologian."
--Justo L. González, writer of A background of Christian Thought

"A Vexing Gadfly is a unprecedented presentation of the unconventional monetary, 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 robust voice via a twenty-first-century liberation theologian."
--Mark Thomsen, Lutheran college of Theology at Chicago

Pérez-Álvares offers us with a Kierkegaard that's little recognized: a theologian attached to his time of profound social adjustments, which takes the facet of terrible humans and produces willing theological reflections relating to economic system. Our time can be marked via crises and financial alterations that impact the lives of hundreds of thousands of folks. What does Christian theology need to say to the realm this present day? This ebook is a priceless contribution within the elaboration of this response.
--Jung Mo Sung, writer of hope, industry 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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