11. Kierkegaard on Faith, Reason, and Passion

  1. Sarah Coakley
  1. Merold Westphal

Published Online: 16 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118321997.ch11

Faith, Rationality, and the Passions

Faith, Rationality, and the Passions

How to Cite

Westphal, M. (2012) Kierkegaard on Faith, Reason, and Passion, in Faith, Rationality, and the Passions (ed S. Coakley), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118321997.ch11

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 10 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444361933

Online ISBN: 9781118321997

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Keywords:

  • Kierkegaard on faith, reason, and passion;
  • religious faith, criticized, patronized, ridiculed as irrational;
  • Fear and Trembling, Kierkegaard challenging the double critique;
  • Fear and Trembling, faith as trusting in the promises of God;
  • Abraham's obedience, grounded in his trust in God's promises;
  • relational, Abraham's faith in a right relation with God;
  • Christian faith, resting on revelation and not on recollection;
  • passion, disposition to have emotions as grief, fear, love, joy, envy;
  • Kierkegaard arguing, that faith cannot be irrational for it rests on feelings

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Faith

  • Reason

  • Passion