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Comunicazione d'esistenza e paradigma biblico in Soren Kierkegaard

digital Comunicazione d'esistenza e paradigma biblico in Soren Kierkegaard
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journal RIVISTA DI FILOSOFIA NEO-SCOLASTICA
issue RIVISTA DI FILOSOFIA NEO-SCOLASTICA - 2013 - 3-4
title Comunicazione d'esistenza e paradigma biblico in Soren Kierkegaard
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publisher Vita e Pensiero
format Article | Pdf
online since 02-2014
issn 00356247 (print) | 18277926 (digital)
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As a religious thinker Kierkegaard explores the possibility to communicate the paradoxical truth of Christian faith. The aim of this article is to show that the Bible has considerably influenced Kierkegaard’s communicative strategy. In For selfexamination (1851) Kierkegaard considers some biblical episodes in which the sacred authors conceive communication as a strategy to involve the reader into the holy history, so that the latter can take fully responsibility of his own existence before God. Furthermore, the biblical narrations of Abram and Job, paraphrased by Kierkegaard, can be interpreted as exercises of communication of existence, in which the single one communicates the paradox of his own condition by assuming an indirect way of communication in order to transmit what otherwise would be nullified by a direct expression; while the receiver makes experience of the paradoxical truth by reading and reading again the story but without ever fully understanding its meaning.

Keywords: communicative strategy, paradox, Bible, Abram, Job


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