Research: Sources, Reception and Resources
Sources, Reception and Resources
is a collective
research project that began in 2005, with the first volumes
It represents the work of more than 200 leading scholars
from some 50
different countries. The guiding idea behind the project was
series, which would serve as both a reference work for
and as a forum for new research. The project attempts to
cover all of
areas of Kierkegaard research in a systematic fashion. This
into three large parts, each of which consists of 7 volumes,
subdivided into individual tomes.
The first part is entitled “Kierkegaard’s
Sources.” This category includes
articles that perform source-work research in order to
discover and document
the numerous sources of Kierkegaard’s thought. These are
individual volumes according to the historical period of the
question, beginning with Kierkegaard’s use of the Bible and
ending with his use
of Danish works from his own time. Altogether this section
The second part of the series is “Kierkegaard
Reception.” This section
represents, as it were, the mirror image of the section on
research. Instead of tracing the influence of earlier
authors on Kierkegaard,
this section features articles that explore Kierkegaard’s
influence on later
philosophers, theologians and writers. The first volume of
this section (vol.
8) explores the reception of Kierkegaard on a
country-by-country basis. The
second volume (vol. 9) is dedicated to the rich and complex
Kierkegaard and existentialism. The remaining volumes in
this section are
organized according to the reception of Kierkegaard in
theology, philosophy, literature, the social sciences, and
second section consists of 17 tomes.
Resources,” consists of a series of reference
and research tools in the stricter sense. The first volume
of this section
(vol. 15) represents a multi-tome Kierkegaard dictionary
that offers individual
articles on key terms used in Kierkegaard’s authorship. The
next volume (vol.
16) features articles on key literary figures and motifs
that Kierkegaard uses
in his works. Next is a volume (vol. 17) dedicated to
exploring the character
of Kierkegaard’s individual pseudonymous authors. The next
volume (vol. 18)
represents a database of book reviews covering the secondary
Kierkegaard in a number of different languages. This is
followed by a
multi-tome bibliography of Kierkegaard literature, both
editions of his primary
texts and secondary literature (vol. 19). The next volume
provides a list of
the books Kierkegaard owned as they appear in the auction
catalogue of his
library (vol. 20). The final volume of this section (vol.
21) is a cumulative
index to the entire series. This
third section consists of 26 tomes.
series is now complete with the publication of the three
tomes of the cumulative index in 2017.
From 2007 until 2015 Kierkegaard Research: Sources,
Reception and Resources
was published by Ashgate Publishing (Aldershot). The final
volumes of the
series that appeared in 2016 and 2017 were published by
Francis Group (London and New York).
near completion of Kierkegaard
Sources, Reception and Resources (KRSRR)
marks the success of a
project—clearly the largest body of interconnected
secondary literature ever
published in Kierkegaard Studies—that would hardly have
seen the light of day,
had it not been for the bold initiative and steadfast
stewardship of Jon Stewart of the Søren Kierkegaard
Research Centre in Copenhagen."
Houe, “Kierkegaard Sources, Influences,
and Reception in the Present Age of Inter-texts and
Kierkegaard Newsletter, no. 63, 2014, pp. 2-12.
Sources, Reception and Resources is continuing
to prove a remarkable
achievement and is cumulatively providing an important
point of reference for all
those working on Kierkegaard...."
Marginalia: A Review of
Books in History, Theology and Religion,
January 29, 2013 (online journal).
reference work is a contribution of the highest caliber to
academic research on Kierkegaard....The general editor Jon
with his co-editors must be thanked for orchestrating such
undertaking. Their work is nothing less than a largesse to
Mads Sohl Jessen, Søren
Kierkegaard Newsletter, no. 58, 2011, pp. 4-5.
series is the most important single collection of secondary
Kierkegaard to be published in recent years and it is
possibly the most
important ever published."
Religious Studies Review,
vol. 35, no. 4, 2009, p. 252.
Ph.d., Dr. theol. & phil.
Katalin Nun Stewart
Finn Gredal Jensen
Lee C. Barrett
María J. Binetti
Curtis L. Thompson