Back in July of 2011 I had the privilege of traveling to Graz, Austria. I had been invited to present a paper on the relationships between seventeenth-century pietism, Kierkegaard, and twentieth-century existentialism. I had the pleasure of reading aloud a paragraph by Heidegger and then exclaiming to the audience, “Why the hell do we readContinue reading “And some days it’s nothing but bad news…”
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How Did Pietism Contribute to the Development of Existentialism?
My most recent addition to Text, Identity, Subjectivity, “Kierkegaard, Pietism, and Existentialism: Eighteenth-Century Pietism as the Origin of Twentieth-Century Existentialism,” attempts to answer this question.