A Self That Is Not One : Kierkegaard, Niebuhr, and Saiving on the Sin of Selflessness

The article focuses on perspectives of theologians Reinhold Niebuhr, Valerie Saiving and Søren Kierkegaard on sin of selflessness. Topics discussed include theological debate between Niebuhr and Saiving being illuminated by balanced position of Kierkegaard on selfhood, love and sin, alternative view...

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Published in:The journal of religion
Main Author: Green, Deidre Nicole 1981-
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: [2017]
In:The journal of religion
Year: 2017, Volume: 97, Issue: 2, Pages: 151-180
Further subjects:B NIEBUHR, Reinhold, 1892-1971
B KIERKEGAARD, Soren, 1813-1855
B SELF-acceptance Religious aspects Christianity
B SINS
B THEOLOGY
B ALTRUISM
B RELIGIOUS aspects
B SAIVING, Valerie
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Summary:The article focuses on perspectives of theologians Reinhold Niebuhr, Valerie Saiving and Søren Kierkegaard on sin of selflessness. Topics discussed include theological debate between Niebuhr and Saiving being illuminated by balanced position of Kierkegaard on selfhood, love and sin, alternative view of sin as selflessness being redeemed through self-love according to Kierkegaard and essentiality of self-love and authentic selfhood for Christianity being discussed in Kierkegaard's writings.
ISSN:1549-6538