Infinite Reduplication: Kierkegaard’s Negative Concept of God

Part of the Palgrave Frontiers in Philosophy of Religion book series (PFPR)


This chapter offers an interpretation of Kierkegaard’s conceptualization of God as “infinite reduplication.” Kline locates this conceptualization in relation to the Hegelian notion of God as “absolute Spirit.” What emerges is an apophatic articulation of divine subjectivity. For Kierkegaard, God is neither substance nor subject. God is the withdrawal of an eternal beginning that repeats or reduplicates itself in existence as love, freedom, and abandon.

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  1. 1.St. Francis CollegeCharles Sturt UniversityMiltonAustralia

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