This book proposes that Christian existentialism and, in particular, the work of Søren Kierkegaard, helped shape Spark’s religious commitments and her artistic innovations. Because of the prominence, after the Second World War, of the atheistic existentialism of Jean-Paul Sartre, it is often forgotten that existentialism was originally a Christian philosophy, shaped by followers of Kierkegaard such as Karl Jaspers and Gabriel Marcel.
|Publisher||Edinburgh University Press|
|Number of pages||232|
|ISBN (Electronic)||9781474447232, 9781474447225|
|ISBN (Print)||9781474447201, 9781474447218|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2019|
- Muriel Spark
- the personal
- narrative innovation
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- School of Divinity, History & Philosophy, Research Institute for Irish and Scottish Studies - The Glucksman Chair of Irish & Scottish Studies
- School of Divinity, History & Philosophy, RIISS (Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies)