Bibliography on Soren Kierkegaard


Single Works

  • Howard V. Hong & Edna H. Hong (editors), Kierkegaard’s Writings. This is a definitive, systematically translated, scholarly edition of Søren Kierkegaard’s works in English, comprising twenty-five volumes of text and a separate cumulative index. Each volume includes a historical introduction, selections from Kierkegaard’s journals and provisional manuscripts, notes and an index.
  • C. Stephen Evans & Sylvia Walsh (editors), Kierkegaard: Fear and Trembling (Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy)
  • Alastair Hannay (editor), Kierkegaard: Concluding Unscientific Postscript (Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy)
  • Alastair Hanney (translator & editor), Papers and Journals: A Selection (Penguin Classics)
  • Alastair Hanney (translator), The Concept of Anxiety (Liveright)
  • Walter Lowrie (translator) & Richard John Neuhaus (preface), Training in Christianity (Vintage)
  • Walter Lowrie (translator), Kierkegaard’s Attack Upon “Christendom” (Princeton)
  • Walter Lowrie (translator) & Gordon Marino (introduction), Fear and Trembling and The Sickness Unto Death (Princeton)
  • M. G. Piety (translator) & Edward F. Mooney (introduction), Repetition and Philosophical Crumbs (Oxford World’s Classics)


  • Howard V. Hong & Edna H. Hong (editors), The Essential Kierkegaard (Princeton)
  • George Pattison (editor), Spiritual Writings: A New Translation and Selection (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)
  • W. H. Auden (editor), The Living Thoughts of Kierkegaard (NYRB Classics)
  • Perry D. LeFevre (editor), The Prayers of Kierkegaard (University of Chicago)
  • Thomas C. Oden (editor), The Humor of Kierkegaard: An Anthology (Princeton)
  • Thomas C. Oden (editor), Parables of Kierkegaard (Princeton)

BIOGRAPHY: Read in the following order

  • Walter Lowrie, A Short Life of Kierkegaard (Princeton)
  • Alastair Hannay, Kierkegaard: A Biography (Cambridge)
  • Joakim Garff, Soren Kierkegaard: A Biography (Princeton)



  • James Daniel Collins,The Mind of Kierkegaard (Princeton)
  • C. Stephen Evans, Kierkegaard: An Introduction (Cambridge). Start here!
  • George Pattison, Kierkegaard and the Crisis of Faith: An Introduction to His Thought (Wipf & Stock)
  • Patrick Gardiner, Kierkegaard: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford)
  • Daphne Hampson, Kierkegaard: Exposition & Critique (Oxford)
  • M. Jamie Ferreira, Kierkegaard (Blackwell Great Minds)
  • John D. Caputo, How to Read Kierkegaard (Norton)


  • George A. Arbaugh & George B. Arbaugh, Kierkegaard’s Authorship: A Guide to the Writings of Kierkegaard (George Allen & Unwin Ltd)
  • John Lippitt & George Pattison (editors), The Oxford Handbook of Kierkegaard (Oxford)
  • C. Stephen Evans, Kierkegaard on Faith and the Self: Collected Essays (Baylor University)
  • Alastair Hannay & Gordon Marino (editors), The Cambridge Companion to Kierkegaard (Cambridge)
  • Gordon Marino (editor), The Quotable Kierkegaard (Princeton)
  • Edward F. Mooney, On Soren Kierkegaard: Dialogue, Polemics, Lost Intimacy, and Time (Ashgate)
  • Edward F. Mooney, Excursions with Kierkegaard: Others, Goods, Death, and Final Faith (Bloomsbury)


  • Daniel Conway (editor), Kierkegaard’s Fear and Trembling: A Critical Guide (Cambridge)
  • C. Stephen Evans, Kierkegaard’s Fragments and Postscript (Humanity Books)
  • Merold Westphal, Becoming a Self: A Reading of Kierkegaard’s Concluding Unscientific Postscript (Purdue University)
  • M. Jamie Ferreira, Love’s Grateful Striving: A Commentary on Kierkegaard’s Works of Love (Oxford)
  • Rick Anthony Furtak (editor), Kierkegaard’s Concluding Unscientific Postscript: A Critical Guide (Cambridge)
  • George Pattison, Kierkegaard’s Upbuilding Discourses: Philosophy, Literature, and Theology (Routledge)

Kierkegaard and Religion, Theology, and Spirituality

  • Christopher B. Barnett, From Despair to Faith: The Spirituality of Soren Kierkegaard (Fortress Press)
  • David Crump, Encountering Jesus, Encountering Scripture: Reading the Bible Critically in Faith (Eerdmans)
  • David J. Gouwens, Kierkegaard as Religious Thinker (Cambridge)
  • George Pattison, Kierkegaard and the Theology of the Nineteenth Century: The Paradox and the ‘Point of Contact’ (Cambridge)
  • Simon D. Podmore, Kierkegaard and the Self Before God: Anatomy of the Abyss (Indiana University)
  • Murray Rae, Kierkegaard and Theology (Bloomsbury)
  • Christopher Ben Simpson, The Truth is the Way: Kierkegaard’s Theologia Viatorum (Wipf & Stock)
  • Sylvia Walsh, Living Christianly: Kierkegaard’s Dialectic of Christian Existence (Penn State)
  • Sylvia Walsh, Kierkegaard: Thinking Christianly in an Existential World (Oxford)
  • Merold Westphal, Kierkegaard’s Concept of Faith (Eerdmans)

Kierkegaard, Ethics, and Moral Psychology

  • C. Stephen Evans, Kierkegaard’s Ethic of Love: Divine Commands and Moral Obligations (Oxford)
  • Rick Anthony Furtak, Wisdom in Love: Kierkegaard and the Ancient Quest for Emotional Integrity (University of Notre Dame)
  • Amy Laura Hall, Kierkegaard and the Treachery of Love (Cambridge)
  • John Lippitt, Kierkegaard and the Problem of Self-Love (Cambridge)
  • Edward F. Mooney (editor), Ethics, Love, and Faith in Kierkegaard (Indiana University)
  • Anthony Rudd, Kierkegaard and the Limits of the Ethical (Oxford)

Kierkegaard and Aesthetics

  • Louis Mackey, Kierkegaard: A Kind of Poet (University of Pennsylvania)
  • George Pattison, Kierkegaard: The Aesthetic and the Religious (SCM Press)
  • Sylvia Walsh, Living Poetically: Kierkegaard’s Existential Aesthetics (Penn State University)

Kierkegaard and Psychology

  • C. Stephen Evans, Soren Kierkegaard’s Christian Psychology: Insight for Counseling and Pastoral Care (Regent College Publishing)
  • George Pattison & Helle Moller Jensen, Kierkegaard’s Pastoral Dialogues (Wipf & Stock)

Kierkegaard and Epistemology (Faith & Reason)

  • Richard McCombs, The Paradoxical Rationality of Soren Kierkegaard (Indiana University)
  • M. G. Piety, Ways of Knowing: Kierkegaard’s Pluralist Epistemology (Baylor University)
  • C. Stephen Evans, Faith Beyond Reason: A Kierkegaardian Account (Eerdmans)

Kierkegaard and Socio-Political Thought

  • Stephen Backhouse, Kierkegaard’s Critique of Christian Nationalism (Oxford)
  • Jorgen Bukdahl, Soren Kierkegaard and the Common Man (Eerdmans)
  • John W. Elrod, Kierkegaard and Christendom (Princeton)
  • Merold Westphal, Kierkegaard’s Critique of Reason and Society (Penn State Press)

Kierkegaard and Others

  • Lee C. Barrett, Eros and Self-Emptying: The Intersections of Augustine and Kierkegaard (Eerdmans)
  • Jan-Olav Henriksen, The Reconstruction of Religion: Lessing, Kierkegaard, and Nietzsche (Eerdmans)
  • Matthew D. Kirkpatrick, Attacks on Christendom in a World Come of Age: Kierkegaard, Bonhoeffer, and the Question of “Religionless Christianity” (Pickwick)
  • Martin J. Matustík & Merold Westphal (editors), Kierkegaard in Post/Modernity (Indiana University)
  • Thomas P. Miles, Kierkegaard and Nietzsche on the Best Way of Life (Palgrave Macmillan)
  • John S. Tanner, Anxiety in Eden: A Kierkegaardian Reading of Paradise Lost (Oxford)
  • Merold Westphal, Levinas and Kierkegaard in Dialogue (University of Indiana)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s