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Walsh, Sylvia 1937-

Works: 9 works in 88 publications in 1 language and 5,333 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Apologetic writings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Translator
Classifications: BR100, 198.9
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Sylvia Walsh
Discourses at the Communion on Fridays by Søren Kierkegaard( )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Søren Kierkegaard's 13 communion discourses constitute a distinct genre among the various forms of religious writing composed by Kierkegaard. Originally published at different times and places, Kierkegaard himself believed that these discourses served as a unifying element in his work and were crucial for understanding his religious thought and philosophy as a whole. Written in an intensely personal liturgical context, the communion discourses prepare the reader for participation in this rite by emphasizing the appropriate posture for forgiveness of sins and confession."--Publisher's description
Living poetically : Kierkegaard's existential aesthetics by Sylvia Walsh( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living Poetically is the first book to focus primarily on Kierkegaard's existential aesthetics as opposed to traditional aesthetic features of his writings such as the use of pseudonyms, literary techniques and figures, and literary criticism. Living Poetically traces the development of the concept of the poetic in Kierkegaard's writings as that concept is worked out in an ethical-religious perspective in contrast to the aesthetics of early German romanticism and Hegelian idealism. Sylvia Walsh seeks to elucidate what it means, in Kierkegaard's view, to be an authentic poet in the form of a poetic writer and to clarify his own role as a Christian poet and writer as he understood it. Walsh shows that, in spite of strong criticisms made of the poetic in some of his writings, Kierkegaard maintained a fundamentally positive understanding of the poetic as an essential ingredient in ethical and religious forms of life. Walsh thus reclaims Kierkegaard as a poetic thinker and writer from those who would interpret him as an ironic practitioner of an aestheticism devoid of and detached from the ethical-religious as well as from those who view him as rejecting the poetic and aesthetic on ethical or religious grounds. Viewing contemporary postmodern feminism and deconstruction as advocating a romantic mode of living poetically, Walsh concludes with a feminist reading of Kierkegaard that affirms both individuality and relatedness, commonalities and differences between the self and others, men and women, for the fashioning of an authentic mode of living poetically in the present age
Kierkegaard : thinking Christianly in an existential mode by Sylvia Walsh( Book )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sylvia Walsh explores Kierkegaard's understanding of Christianity and the existential mode of thinking theologically appropriate to it in the context of the intellectual, cultural, and socio-political milieu of his time. She contrasts his approach with objective ways of doing theology which in his view falsify Christianity and the believer's relation to it. The study begins with a biographical overview of the personal and intellectual influences, theological upbringing, important events, and phases of authorship in Kierkegaard's life. --From publisher's description
Living Christianly : Kierkegaard's dialectic of Christian existence by Sylvia Walsh( )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the four main chapters of this book, Walsh examines in detail how this inverse dialectic operates in the complementary, relationship of the negative qualifications of Christian existence - sin, the possibility of offense, self-denial, and suffering - to the positive qualifications - faith, forgiveness, new life/love/hope, and joy and consolation. It was Kierkegaard's aim, she argues, "to bring the negative qualifications, which he believed had been virtually eliminated in Christendom, once again into view, to provide them with conceptual clarity, and to show their essential relation to, and necessity in, securing a correct understanding and expression of the positive qualifications of Christian existence.""--Jacket
Feminist interpretations of Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aandacht voor het gedachtengoed van Søren Kierkegaard vanuit feministisch perspectief. Bevat de volgende bijdragen: The heterosexual imagination and aesthetic existence in Kierkegaard's 'Either/Or', part 1 / Wanda Warren Berry; Yes, a woman can exist / Birgit Bertung; The logic of Søren Kierkegaard's misogyny, 1854-1855 / Julia Watkin; Woman-bashing in Kierkegaard's "In vino veritas": a reinscription of Plato's 'Symposium' / Robert L. Perkins; (A) woman's place within the ethical / Céline Léon; An aparté on repetition / Sylviane Agacinski; The no woman's land of Kierkegaardian exceptions / Céline Léon; Almost earnestness?: autobiographical reading, feminist re-reading, and Kierkegaard's 'Concluding unscientific postcript' / Mark Lloyd Taylor; On 'feminine' and 'masculine' forms of despair / Sylvia Walsh; Kierkegaard and the feminine self / Leslie A. Howe; The Kierkegaardian feminist / Jane Duran; Subjectivity versus objectivity: Kierkegaard's 'Postscript' and feminist epistemology / Sylvia Wash; The silent woman in Kierkegaard's later religious writings / Wanda Warren Berry; Amatory cures for material dis-ease: a Kristevian reading of 'The sickness unto death' / Tamsin Lorraine
Fear and trembling ; and, the sickness unto death by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this rich and resonant work, Soren Kierkegaard reflects poetically and philosophically on the biblical story of God's command to Abraham, that he sacrifice his son Isaac as a test of faith. Was Abraham's proposed action morally and religiously justified or murder? Is there an absolute duty to God? Was Abraham justified in remaining silent? In pondering these questions, Kierkegaard presents faith as a paradox that cannot be understood by reason and conventional morality, and he challenges the universalist ethics and immanental philosophy of modern German idealism, especially as represented by Kant and Hegel. This volume presents the first new English translation for twenty years, by Sylvia Walsh, together with an introduction by C. Stephen Evans which examines the ethical and religious issues raised by the text
Kierkegaard and religion : personality, character, and virtue by Sylvia Walsh( Book )

11 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of existing religiously as a self -- The constituents of personality -- Portraits of character -- Character and virtue -- Existence as a time of testing -- The content and formation of Christian character -- Progress and sanctification in the Christian life
Kierkegaard's dialectic of Christian existence by Sylvia Walsh( Book )

8 editions published between 1975 and 1996 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kierkegaard and Christian faith by Richard Bauckham( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Cover -- Half Title Page, Title Page, Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- 1. An Introduction to False Pretenses, Søren Kierkegaard, and Trying on Faith for Size -- Part I. Philosophy, Revelation, and Authority -- 2. Kierkegaard as Four-Dimensional Thinker -- 3. Kierkegaard, Natural Theology, and the Existence of God -- 4. Kierkegaard and the Epistle of James -- 5. Kierkegaard and Apostolic Authority -- Part II. Christian Character and Community -- 6. On Becoming a Person of Character -- 7. Søren Kierkegaard, Walker Percy's Love in the Ruins, and Transparency before God
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Audience level: 0.22 (from 0.06 for Discourses ... to 0.76 for Kierkegaar ...)

Kierkegaard : thinking Christianly in an existential mode
Living poetically : Kierkegaard's existential aestheticsKierkegaard : thinking Christianly in an existential modeLiving Christianly : Kierkegaard's dialectic of Christian existenceFeminist interpretations of Søren KierkegaardFear and trembling ; and, the sickness unto death
Alternative Names
Utterback, Sylvia Walsh.

Utterback, Sylvia Walsh 1937-

Walsh, Sylvia 1937-

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