Footnotes, Chapter 1
Kierkegaard and Radical Discipleship: A New Perspective (Eller)

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In Dru’s and in Rohde’s selections from Kierkegaard’s journals, the number identifies an entry rather than a page; the date following is that of the particular entry.

1. "The Journals of Kierkegaard, ed. and trans. Alexander Dru (NY: Oxford Un. Press, 1938), 795 (1848).

2. Adolf Deissmann, Paul, A Study in Social and Religious History (first published, 1912), trans. Wm. E. Wilson (NY: Harper, 1957), 5-6.

3. In English, all of this material has been published under the title of the book itself, The Point of View for My Work as an Author, trans. Walter Lowrie, newly edited Benjamin Nelson (New York: Harper Torchbooks, 1962).

4. Point of View, 5-6, 9.

5. Dru Journals, 16 (1835).

6. Kierkegaard's Diary, ed. Peter P. Rohde, trans. Gerda M. Anderson (NY: Philosophical Library, 1960), 202 (1849). The first quotation comes from a point very early in S.K.'s Career, this one comparatively late.

8. Perry D. LeFebre, The Prayers of Kierkegaard (Chicago: Un. Of Chicago Press, 1956), 128; cf. v-vi. LeFevre's exposition of S.K. is an outstanding effort in becoming consistent with the perspective indicated.

9. Paul L. Holmer, "On Understanding Kierkegaard," in A Kierkegaard Critique, ed. Howard A. Johnson and Niels Thulstrup (NY: Harper, 1962), 52.

10. Paul L. Holmer, a review of Louis Dupre's Kierkegaard as Theologian, The Journal of Religion, 63 (1963), 255-56.

11. Niels Thulstrup, "The Complex of Problems Called 'Kierkegaard,'" in Critique, 295.">

12. Ibid., 295.

13. William Barrett, Irrational Man (Garden City: Doubleday, 1958), 2:69ff.

14. L. Harold DeWolf, The Religious Revolt against Reason (NY: Harper, 1949), 22-54.

15. James M. Edie, "Faith as existential Choice," in Christianity and Existentialism (Evanston: Northwestern Un. Press, 1963), 37.

16. The central thrust of Edie's essay is a comparison between S.K. and Tertullian, the previous Christian thinker who, according to Edie, is most like him.

17. Ibid., 38-39.

19. Ragaz, Das Evangelium und der soziale Kampf der Gegenwart (1906), quoted in Ernst Troeltsch, The Social Teaching of the Christian Churches (1912), trans. Olive Wyon (NY: Macmillan, 1931), 1:434.

20. For an account of this Franck-Arnold background, see Ernst Troeltsch, The Social Teaching of the Christian Churches (1912), trans. Olive Wyon (NY: Macmillan, 1931), 1:334, and 2:946ff.

21. Quoted in "Arnold, Gottfried," The Mennonite Encyclopedia (Scottdale, Pa.: Mennonite Publishing House, 1955), 1:164-65.

22. One of Troeltsch's major contentions is that, if the sectarian line is to be properly understood and appreciated, the basic typology must be made tripartite and "sectarianism" distinguished from "spiritualism." His point is well taken, but it need not be taken into account at this point in our discussion.

23. See particularly, Ernst Troeltsch, op. cit., 1:435ff.

24. Ronald A. Knox, Enthusiasm: A Chapter in the History of Religion (New York: Oxford Un. Press, 1950).

25. Emil Brunner, The Christian Doctrine of the Church, Faith, and the Consummation; Dogmatics: Vol. III, trans. David Cairns and T. H. L. Parker (Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1962).

26. Ernst Troeltsch, op. cit., 1:334.

27. Ibid., 1:329.

28. Ibid., 1:333.

29. Ibid., 1:158, 282.

30. Ibid., 2:947-48. Troeltsch himself admits the ambiguity within Luther but is not ready to accept the distinction between an earlier and a later reformer.

31. Knox, op. cit., 45.

32. Brunner, Dogmatics, 3:58.

33. Ibid., 73ff.

34. Ibid., 31; cf. 28, 131.

35. Ibid., 74-76.

36. "My Activity as a Writer" (1851) in Point of View, 142-43.

37. Ibid., 133; cf. 97.

38. Point of View, 42.

39. Howard Hong has made this point in his Foreword to Gregor Malantschuk's Kierkegaard's Way to the Truth, trans. Mary Michelsen (Minneapolis: Augsburg Publishing House, 1963), 6.

40. "S.K.'s Personal Declaration" in Concluding Unscientific Postscript to the Philosophical Fragments, by Johannes Climacus (pseud.), trans. David F. Swenson and Walter Lowrie (Princeton: Princeton Un. Press, 1941), 551-52. Cf. Dru Journals, 1238 (1841).

41. Point of View, 39-41.

42. Louis Dupre, Kierkegaard as Theologian (first pub. in Dutch, 1958), (New York: Sheed and Ward, 1963), xii.

43. Ibid., 31, 33. Howard Hong also makes this point in his Foreword to Malantschuk, op. cit., 7.