Although Kierkegaard's reception was initially more or less limited to Scandinavia, it has for a long time now been a highly international affair. As his writings were translated into different languages his reputation spread, and he became read more and more by people increasingly distant from his native Denmark. While in Scandinavia, the attack on the Church in the last years of his life became something of a cause célèbre, later, many different aspects of his work became the object of serious scholarly investigation well beyond the original northern borders. As his reputation grew, he was co-opted by a number of different philosophical and religious movements in different contexts throughout the world. The three tomes of this volume attempt to record the history of this reception according to national and linguistic categories. Tome III is the most geographically diverse, covering the Near East, Asia, Australia and the Americas. The section on the Near East features pioneering articles on the Kierkegaard reception in Israel, Turkey, Iran and the Arab world. The next section dubbed 'Asia and Australia' features articles on the long and rich traditions of Kierkegaard research in Japan and Korea along with the more recent ones in China and Australia. A final section is dedicated to Americas with articles on Canada, the United States, hispanophone South America, Mexico and Brazil.
Table of Contents
Contents: Part I The Near East: Turkey: The reception of Kierkegaard in Turkey, TÃ¼rker Armaner; Israel: Kierkegaard's reception in fear and trembling in Jerusalem, Jacob Golomb; The Arab World: The reception of Kierkegaard in the Arab world, Habib C. Malik; Iran: Kierkegaard's reception in Iran, Ramin Jahanbegloo. Part II Asia and Australia: China: The Chinese reception of Kierkegaard, Wang Qi; Korea: The Korean response to Kierkegaard, Pyo Jae-myeong; Japan: Varied images through Western waves, Satoshi Nakazato; Australia: An archaeology of silence of Kierkegaard's philosophical reception, William McDonald. Part III The Americas: Canada: Kierkegaard on the Canadian academic landscape, Abrahim H. Khan; The USA: From neo-orthodoxy to plurality, Lee C. Barrett; Mexico: 3 generations of Kierkegaard studies, Leticia Valadez; Hispanophone South America: Kierkegaard's Latin American reception, an oxymoron, Patricia Carina Dip; Brazil: 40 years later, Alvaro Luis Montenegro Valls; Indexes.
Jon Stewart is an Associate Research Professor in the SÃ¸ren Kierkegaard Research Centre at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.