About Providence, Divine Action and the Church

In this blog, Terry J. Wright posts thoughts and shares research on the Christian doctrine of providence. This doctrine testifies to God’s provision for all things through creation’s high priest, the man Christ Jesus. However, the precise meaning and manner of this provision is a perpetually open question, and this blog is a forum for discussion of the many issues relating to providence and the place of the Church within God’s action.

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Søren, and Thanks for All the Fish

Søren Kierkegaard… I probably discovered this Great Dane (only to be bettered in the greatness respect by Peter Schmeichel) around 1994, when I read through the first edition of Alister McGrath’s Christian Theology: An Introduction, but his writings only began to inspire me around 1997 when Alan Torrance gave him the thumbs up. The extent of my admiration was summed up in an essay I submitted in 1998 as part of Colin Gunton’s KCL module ‘A Selected Modern Theologian’, in which I explored Kierkegaard’s influence on Karl Barth. (Despite the module title, ‘A Selected Modern Theologian’ always looked at Barth.) Anyway, it’s been a while since I read anything to do with Kierkegaard, but Grove Books has now published Matthew D. Kirkpatrick’s Søren Kierkegaard, which can be bought here for the not-too shabby sum of £3.95. Enjoy!

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