Chapter 9. Looking Back and Looking Ahead

  1. M. Jamie Ferreira

Published Online: 12 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304657.ch9



How to Cite

Ferreira, M. J. (2008) Looking Back and Looking Ahead, in Kierkegaard, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304657.ch9

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 17 OCT 2008

Book Series:

  1. Blackwell Great Minds

Book Series Editors:

  1. Steven Nadler

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405142779

Online ISBN: 9781444304657



  • looking back and looking ahead;
  • looking back – the attack;
  • “attack on Christendom” was “honesty”;
  • looking back – dialectical tension;
  • looking ahead;
  • Kierkegaard's “attack on Christendom” as attack on a state church;
  • literary character of Kierkegaard's writings as part of what distinguishes him among other thinkers about religious and philosophical matters


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Looking Back – The Retrospectives

  • Looking Back – The Attack

  • Looking Back – Dialectical Tension

  • Looking Ahead