Religion: Great Dane

Reinhold Niebuhr has called him "the profoundest interpreter of the psychology of the religious life . . . since St. Augustine." The Roman Catholic weekly, Commonweal, has rated him "perhaps the greatest Protestant-Christian of the 19th Century, a man equal in spiritual stature to . . . Cardinal Newman." But to many a college-educated American the strangely beautiful name of Sören Kierkegaard might as well be that of a new movie star or a kind of smorgasbord. Chief reasons: 1) only in the last decade have most of his works been translated from Danish into...

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