Hans Lassen Martensen

Theologian, Philosopher and Social Critic

Edited by Jon Stewart

Hans Lassen Martensen

Edited by Jon Stewart

Distributed for Museum Tusculanum Press

353 pages | 3 halftones | 5 1/2 x 9 | © 2012
Cloth $70.00 ISBN: 9788763531696 Published March 2012 NFS UK, IRELAND, AND SCANDINAVIA

Primarily known as the object of Søren Kierkegaard’s attack on the Danish State Church, Hans Lassen Martensen in fact was a celebrated figure of his time who is now enjoying renewed interest by contemporary scholars keen to explore his impressive and diverse literary corpus. In this anthology, Jon Stewart brings together the best articles by these scholars to engage with Martensen’s remarkable range of writings, including philosophical treatises, theological tracts, sermons, reviews, and polemical and occasional piecesIn collecting this scholarship, Stewart demonstrates that the problems Martensen addressed in the Danish Golden Age are still very much with us today.

List of Contributors

I. Theology
Martensen, Speculation and the Task of Modern Theology
      George Pattison
Martensen’s Treatise Mester Eckart and the Contemporary Philosophical-Theological Debate on Speculative Mysticism in Germany
      Peter Šajda
Martensen as Systematic Theologian: The Architectonics of Incarnation
      Lee C. Barrett
Embracing Philosophical Speculation: H.L. Martensen’s Speculative Theology and Its Impact
      Curtis L. Thompson
"Like a Voice in the Wilderness": Magnús Eiríksson’s Tenacious Critique of Martensen—and Martensen’s "Lofty Silence"
      Gerhard Schreiber
II. Philosophy
Aesthetics and Christianity in the Early Works of H.L. Martensen
      Carl Henrik Koch
Kierkegaard’s Enigmatic Reference to Martensen in The Concept of Irony
      Jon Stewart 
Martensen’s Theonomic Enterprise: An Advance Beyond Hegel?
      David D. Possen
III. Politics and Social Theory
Martensen’s View on the Emancipation of Women in Christian Ethics
      Katalin Nun
State and Nation in the Theology of Hans Lassen Martensen
      Stephen Backhouse

Index of Persons
Index of Subjects
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