The Caregiver of Copenhagen: Kierkegaard’s Reeducation of the Age of Information

  • T. Wilson Dickinson
Part of the Radical Theologies and Philosophies book series (RADT)


This chapter explores Kierkegaard’s of critique the forms of life that shape observers—who passively know and are unable to act. Kierkegaard roots this cultural complex in various writing technologies. These technologies of speed and ease obscure the slow violence of the gradual degradation of cities and the slow shaping of selves. Kierkegaard, by contrast, sought to write texts, like Fear and Trembling, that frustrated the expectations of the observer and cultivated attention and responsiveness, and Practice in Christianity, that presented Christ as a path to be followed rather than as a doctrine to be accepted. This pedagogy addresses those who think they are wise to illuminate the injustice of their ways and open alternatives.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Wilson Dickinson
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  1. 1.Lexington Theological SeminaryLexingtonUSA

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