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Pattison, George 1950-

Works: 114 works in 571 publications in 3 languages and 19,380 library holdings
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Classifications: B4377, 198.9
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Most widely held works by George Pattison
The philosophy of Kierkegaard by George Pattison( )

25 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 2,314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although the ideas of Søren Kierkegaard played a pivotal role in shaping mainstream German philosophy and French existentialism, the question of how philosophers should read Kierkegaard is difficult. His intransigent religiosity has led some philosophers to view him essentially as a religious thinker with an anti-philosophical attitude. In a major new survey of Kierkegaard's thought, George Pattison addresses this question and shows that although it would be difficult to claim a "philosophy of Kierkegaard" as one can a philosophy of Kant or Hegel, there are significant common interests in Kierkegaard's central thinking and the questions that concern philosophers today. This book examines existence, anxiety, the good, and the infinite qualitative difference and the absolute paradox, arguing that the challenge of self-knowledge in an age of moral and intellectual uncertainty which lies at the heart of Kierkegaard's writings is as important today as it was in the culture of post-Enlightenment modernity. The author confronts Kierkegaard's "anti-philosophical" reputation and shows that he greatly influenced twentieth-century Continental philosophers and theologians. --Back cover
Kierkegaard, religion, and the nineteenth-century crisis of culture by George Pattison( )

18 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kierkegaard is often viewed in the history of ideas solely within the academic traditions of philosophy and theology. The secondary literature generally ignores the fact that he also took an active role in the public debate about the significance of the modern age that was taking shape in the flourishing feuilleton literature during the period of his authorship. Through a series of sharply focussed studies, George Pattison contextualizes Kierkegaard's religious thought in relation to the debates about religion, culture and society carried on in the newspapers and journals read by the whole educated stratum of Danish society." "Pattison relates Kierkegaard not only to high art and literature but also to the ephemera of his contemporary culture. This has important implications for our understanding of Kierkegaard's view of the nature of religious communication in modern society."--Jacket
Routledge philosophy guidebook to the later Heidegger by George Pattison( )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 1,737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text guides the reader through the complexities of Heidegger's later works. It offers an introduction to the main themes: technology; art; the history of philosophy; and the exploration of a new way of thinking
Dostoevsky and the Christian tradition by George Pattison( )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 1,636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection explores the interaction between Dostoevsky's Christian faith and his writing. The essays cover such topics as temptation, Dostoevsky's use of the gospels, icons and hagiography
Kierkegaard's Journals and Notebooks by Søren Kierkegaard( )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Søren Kierkegaard (1813-55) published an extraordinary number of works during his lifetime, but he left behind nearly as much unpublished writing, most of which consists of what are called his ""journals and notebooks."" Volume 2 of this 11-volume edition of Kierkegaard's Journals and Notebooks includes materials from 1836 to 1846, a period that takes Kierkegaard from his student days to the peak of his activity as an author. In addition to containing hundreds of Kierkegaard's reflections on philosophy, theology, literature, and his own personal life, these journals are the seedbed
Kierkegaard's upbuilding discourses : philosophy, theology, and literature by George Pattison( )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kierkgaard's Upbuilding Discourses is a reassessment of the discourses and of our reading of Kierkegaard. George Pattison makes three controversial claims: that there is an underlying unity to the diversity of Kierkegaard's work; that the upbuilding discourses provide the best vantage point from which to see this unity; and that we can understand Kierkegaard without going beyond the general possibilities of human experience and reflection. By examining the use of language and rhetoric in the discourses, George Pattison argues that their guiding ideas are regulative principles and maxims that bring Kierkegaard closer to Kant's philosophy than is often thought
Thinking about God in an age of technology by George Pattison( )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technology shapes every aspect of contemporary life, but Pattison argues that thinking about God offers a creative counter-movement to the dominant technological culture. His argument is applied to questions of ethics, university study the arts and urban living
Poor Paris! : Kierkegaard's critique of the spectacular city by George Pattison( )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and German and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kierkegaard's pastoral dialogues by George Pattison( )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes a selection of Kierkegaard's most insightful spiritual wiritings and transforms them into a series of dialoges between two friends, a believer and a non-believer
Kierkegaard and the quest for unambiguous life : between Romanticism and Modernism : selected essays by George Pattison( )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book looks at Kierkegaard with a fresh perspective shaped by the history of ideas, framed by the terms romanticism and modernism. 'Modernism' here refers to the kind of intellectual and literary modernism associated with Georg Brandes, and such later nineteenth and early twentieth century figures as J.P. Jacobsen, Nietzsche, Dostoevsky, Ibsen (all often associated with Kierkegaard in early secondary literature), and the young Georg Lukacs. This movement, currently attracting increasing scholarly attention, fed into such varied currents of twentieth century thought as Bolshevism (as in Lukacs himself), fascism, and the early existentialism of, e.g., Shestov and the radical culture journal 'The Brenner' (in which Kierkegaard featured regularly, and whose readers included Martin Heidegger)
Sister Wendy : the complete collection( Visual )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follow Sister Wendy around the world as she discusses the art and architecture she sees
The Oxford handbook of Kierkegaard( Book )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Oxford Handbook of Kierkegaard brings together some of the most distinguished contemporary contributors to Kierkegaard research together with some of the more gifted younger commentators on Kierkegaard's work. There is significant input from scholars based in Copenhagen's Soren Kierkegaard Research Centre, as well as from philosophers and theologians from Britain, Germany, and the United States. Part 1 presents some of the philological, historical and contextual work that has been produced in recent years, establishing a firm basis for the more interpretative essays found in following parts. This includes looking at the history of his published and unpublished works, his cultural and social context, and his relation to Romanticism, German Idealism, the Church, the Bible, and theological traditions. Part 2 moves from context and background to the exposition of some of the key ideas and issues in Kierkegaard's writings. Attention is paid to his style, his treatment of ethics, culture, society, the self, time, theology, love, irony, and death. Part 3 looks at the impact of Kierkegaard's thought and at how it continues to influence philosophy, theology, and literature. After an examination of issues around translating Kierkegaard, this section includes comparisons with Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Wittgenstein, as well as examining his role in modern theology, moral theology, phenomenology, postmodernism, and literature."--Publisher description
Heidegger on death : a critical theological essay by George Pattison( )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the question of death in the light of Heidegger's paradigmatic discussion in Being and Time. Pattison reveals where and how Heidegger and theology part ways but also how Heidegger can helpfully challenge theology to rethink one of its own fundamental questions: human beings' relation to their death and the meaning of death in their religious lives
Sister Wendy : the complete collection( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art critic Sister Wendy Beckett visits some of Europe's greatest museums and galleries, as well as the chapel of King's College at Cambridge University, to give us her insights into many famous works of art
Kierkegaard, the aesthetic and the religious : from the magic theatre to the crucifixion of the image by George Pattison( Book )

26 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These readings of Kierkegaard begin with a series of reflections on the background to his thought and writings, examining Romanticism, German Idealism and Danish intellectual history in the early 19th century. The author analyzes the role of indirect communication in Kierkegaard's authorship
Art, modernity, and faith : towards a theology of art by George Pattison( Book )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kierkegaard and the theology of the nineteenth century : the paradox and the 'point of contact' by George Pattison( Book )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study shows how Kierkegaard's mature theological writings reflect his engagement with the wide range of theological positions which he encountered as a student, including German and Danish Romanticism, Hegelianism and the writings of Fichte and Schleiermacher. George Pattison draws on both major and lesser-known works to show the complexity and nuances of Kierkegaard's theological position, which remained closer to Schleiermacher's affirmation of religion as a 'feeling of absolute dependence' than to the Barthian denial of any 'point of contact', with which he is often associated. Pattison also explores ways in which Kierkegaard's theological thought can be related to thinkers such as Heidegger and John Henry Newman, and its continuing relevance to present-day debates about secular faith. His volume will be of great interest to scholars and students of philosophy and theology"--
The Oxford handbook of theology and modern European thought( Book )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern European thought' describes a wide range of philosophies, cultural programmes, and political arguments developed in Europe in the period following the French Revolution. Throughout this period, many of the wide range of 'modernisms' (and anti-modernisms) had a distinctly religious and even theological character-not least when religion was subjected to the harshest criticism. Yet for all the breadth and complexity of modern European thought and, in particular, its relations to theology, a distinct body of themes and approaches recurred in each generation. Moreover, many of the issues that took intellectual shape in Europe are now global, rather than narrowly European, and, for good or ill, they form part of Europe's bequest to the world-from colonialism and the economic theories behind globalisation through to democracy to terrorism. This volume attempts to identify and comment on some of the most important of these
God and being : an enquiry by George Pattison( Book )

23 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speaking of God in terms of Being has become one of the most hotly contested topics in the philosophy of religion of the last twenty years. Pattison offers a response that takes into account the insights of postmodern thinking whilst attempting to provide a new basis for religious language and life
Blow the man down by Elfrida Vipont( Book )

1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Kierkegaard, religion, and the nineteenth-century crisis of culture
Kierkegaard, religion, and the nineteenth-century crisis of cultureRoutledge philosophy guidebook to the later HeideggerDostoevsky and the Christian traditionKierkegaard's Journals and NotebooksKierkegaard's upbuilding discourses : philosophy, theology, and literatureThinking about God in an age of technologySister Wendy : the complete collectionSister Wendy : the complete collection
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George Pattison British theologian

Pattison, George Linsley

Pattison, George Linsley, 1950-


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