Kierkegaard and Spirituality

Accountability as the Meaning of Human Existence

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C. Stephen Evans
Kierkegaard as a Christian Thinker
  • Grand Rapids, MI: 
    , October
     224 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


We live spiritually when we live in the presence of God.

The Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard is often read for his contributions to Christian theology, but he also has much to offer about spirituality—both Christian and more generally human. 

C. Stephen Evans assesses Kierkegaard’s belief that true spirituality should be seen as accountability: the grateful recognition of our existence as gift. Spirituality takes on a Christian flavor when one recognizes in Jesus Christ the human incarnation of the God who gives us being. In this clearly written and substantive book a leading scholar on Kierkegaard’s thought makes Kierkegaard’s contributions to spirituality accessible not only to philosophers and theologians but to pastors, spiritual directors, and lay Christians. 

The Kierkegaard and Christian Thought series, coedited by C. Stephen Evans and Paul Martens, aims to promote an enriched understanding of nineteenth-century philosopher-theologian Søren Kierkegaard in relation to other key figures in theology and key theological concepts.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

C. Stephen Evans is University Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Baylor University and director of the Baylor Center for Christian Philosophy. He is also Professorial Fellow at the Logos Institute for Analytic and Exegetical Theology at the University of St. Andrews and at the Institute for Religion and Critical Enquiry at Australian Catholic University. His numerous books include A History of Western Philosophy, God and Moral Obligation, Kierkegaard: An Introduction, and Why Believe?