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In Search of Transcendence By Jerry Gill

In Search of Transcendence by Jerry Gill

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A comparison of the views of Kierkegaard, Wittgenstein, and Kazantzakis on the topic of transcendence. A fresh model for understanding this important yet complex notion is offered by the author

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In Search of Transcendence: Kierkegaard, Wittgenstein, Kazantzakis by Jerry Gill

This book explores the philosophical/religious thought of Soren Kierkegaard, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and Nikos Kazantzakis in relation to the concept of transcendence. Each of these thinkers has made a strong impact on Western religious and philosophical thought, but each from a nearly completely different angle as well as from a different national background. This comparative study therefore crosses both national and perspectival boundaries. Each of the three thinkers struggled with the notion of transcendence but in uniquely distinct fashion. The conclusion offers yet a third model, the author's, for understanding transcendence focusing on the concept of "mediation".

About Jerry Gill

Jerry H. Gill (Ph.D. Duke University, 1966) is Professor Emeritus of the College of St. Rose in Albany, NY. He has written and edited over 30 books, and published over 100 articles in professional journals; several on the thinkers central to this study. His major works include Wittgenstein and Metaphor, Mediated transcendence, Deep Postmodernism, and The Tacit Mode.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1 Three Diverse Personas 1 Kierkegaard, the Melancholy Dane 2 Wittgenstein, the Austrian Expatriate 3 Kazantzakis, the Greek Iconoclast 2 Three Differing Philosophies 1 Kierkegaard's Ironic Existentialism 2 Wittgenstein's Linguistic Analysis 3 Kazantzakis' Cosmic Dualism 3 Three Divergent "Theologies" 1 Kierkegaard's "Knight of Faith" 2 Wittgenstein and "God-Talk" 3 Kazantzakis' Emerging Deity Conclusion Mediated Transcendence Bibliography Index

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In Search of Transcendence: Kierkegaard, Wittgenstein, Kazantzakis by Jerry Gill
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