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Løgstrup’s Critique of Kierkegaard

A Controversy Between the Two Greatest Danish Philosophical-theological Thinkers and Culture Critics


The controversy with Kierkegaard is crucial to Løgstrup’s thought and brings together central motives in his writings. Surprisingly, however, only smaller studies have hitherto been conducted into this major controversy between the two greatest Danish philosophical-theological thinkers. This project is an attempt to supply this desideratum by conducting the first comprehensive, in-depth investigation of the controversy.

The working thesis is that Løgstrup’s Kierkegaard is mediated, and that only a consideration of the existential theology of K. Olesen Larsen makes a deeper and adequate understanding of Løgstrup’s critique possible. Thus, this project distinguishes itself from previous investigations, which find that either Løgstrup misunderstands Kierkegaard, or he finds in him undiscovered implications.

Part of “Research in K. E. Løgstrup”

“Løgstrup’s Critique of Kierkegaard” is part of the unit “Research in K. E. Løgstrup” (site in Danish) under the research programme Christianity and Theology in Culture and Society at the Department of Culture and Society

The project is funded by The Danish Council for Independent Research | Humanities.