The God or absolute he embraces is a God of love, a love “totally incommensurate with the finite.”27 Through resignation, then, the knight wins a threefold transfiguration of existence. Transfigured first is the tie between the knight ...
Author: Edward F. Mooney
Publisher: SUNY Press
Knights of Faith and Resignation brings out the richness of Kierkegaards creative invention, the contemporary relevance of his contrasts between resignation and faith, and his probing conceptual analysis of aesthetic, moral, and religious psychology and life-perspectives. And in tracing Kierkegaards analysis of objectivity, subjectivity, virtue ethics, passion, dilemmas, commitment, and self-reflection, Mooney brings out a striking convergence between Kierkegaard and analytic philosophy the tradition of Socrates, Kant, and Wittgenstein, and its more contemporary practitioners, writers like Charles Taylor, Thomas Nagel, Stanley Cavell, Bernard Williams, and Harry Frankfurt.