Stephen Backhouse


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Stephen Backhouse is the Lecturer in Social and Political Theology at St. Mellitus College, London. He has published a number of critically well-received books and articles on religion, history, and Kierkegaard, from the popular Compact Guide to Christian History (Lion Publishers) to the academic Kierkegaard’s Critique of Christian Nationalism (Oxford University Press).

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Kierkegaard: A Single Life

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Kierkegaard: Uma vida extra...

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The Compact Guide to Christ...

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“The bishop has pushed himself to the limits of his reputation to avoid any connection to the distasteful funeral going on across the way. Yet he knows, along with all of Copenhagen, that the events below are all anyone is talking about. They will be in all the papers tomorrow, and the next day, and the next. It is of paramount importance that these papers record that the newly minted Bishop of all Denmark, Hans L. Martensen, shepherd to the nation, was not present at the burial of his former student, now the scourge of all Christendom, Søren Kierkegaard.”
Stephen Backhouse, Kierkegaard: A Single Life

“the poem Søren wished to have engraved on his headstone: In a little while I shall have won, Then the entire battle Will disappear at once. Then I may rest In halls of roses And unceasingly, And unceasingly Speak with my Jesus.”
Stephen Backhouse, Kierkegaard: A Single Life

“Religious citizens remembered him as the promising theologian who spoke and wrote endlessly about Christianity and yet who did not become a pastor and now never even went to church. Romantic citizens vaguely suspected this stillborn church career was somehow connected to the scandal of his broken engagement years before. “Such a sweet young girl,” they would whisper to each other, “and taken off by her new husband to the West Indies! It’s almost like they were escaping something, or someone.”
Stephen Backhouse, Kierkegaard: A Single Life



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