Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Systematic Theology

First Advisor

Paul Bretscher


The goal of this thesis is to examine the main materials in which SØren Kierkegaard presents the three stages of existence. The emphasis will be on the chief content of each category of existence, namely the aesthetic, the ethical and the religious. We will treat the third category, the religious, according to Kierkegaard's own two-told division of the religious stage--Religion A and Religion B. It will be apparent in the pages which follow that the scope of this effort is narrowed to only the principal concepts of each category of existence. Material of this thesis does not cover the entire field of Kierkegaard's literary production. But it does draw upon the most important works in order to clarify what Kierkegaard meant to say when speaking of any one of the three stages.

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