Kierkegaard's God and the Good Life (Hardcover)

By J. Aaron Simmons (Editor), Michael Strawser (Editor), Stephen Minister (Editor)

Indiana University Press, 9780253029249, 292pp.

Publication Date: September 11, 2017

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (9/11/2017)

List Price: 90.00*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Kierkegaard's God and the Good Life focuses on faith and love, two central topics in Kierkegaard's writings, to grapple with complex questions at the intersection of religion and ethics. Here, leading scholars reflect on Kierkegaard's understanding of God, the religious life, and what it means to exist ethically. The contributors then shift to psychology, hope, knowledge, and the emotions as they offer critical and constructive readings for contemporary philosophical debates in the philosophy of religion, moral philosophy, and epistemology. Together, they show how Kierkegaard continues to be an important resource for understandings of religious existence, public discourse, social life, and how to live virtuously.

About the Author

Stephen Minister is Clara Lea Olsen Professor of Ethical Values and associate professor of philosophy at Augustana University in South Dakota. He is the author of De-Facing the Other: Reason, Ethics, and Politics after Difference. J. Aaron Simmons is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Furman University in Greenville, SC. He is author of God and the Other: Ethics and Politics After the Theological Turn and author (with Bruce Ellis Benson) of The New Phenomenology: A Philosophical Introduction.Michael Strawser is Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Central Florida. He is author of Both/And: Reading Kierkegaard from Irony to Edification and Kierkegaard and the Philosophy of Love.