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Forelæsning — Public lecture by Professor George Pattison, University of Glasgow and Department of Systematic Theology
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South Campus, Aud. 9A-0-01, Karen Blixens Plads 16, DK-2300 Copenhagen
Department of Systematic Theology, Faculty of Theology
Public lecture by Professor George Pattison, University of Glasgow and Department of Systematic Theology
Responding to Michael Theunissen’s account of the transformation of time in Pindar and to Arne Grøn’s argument that a similar structure is to be found also in Kierkegaard, the article takes issue with Grøn’s view that the »blessing«-aspect of time can only be discerned by a negative approach. Instead the article takes up Grøn’s own hint that Kierkegaard also offers an account of time as having »infinite worth«. Following the themes of suddenness and analogy with the help of Erich Przywara, the article endorses the role of poetic and religious discourse in articulating the meaning of time.
The testimony of poetry draws on the work of the Orcadian poet Edwin Muir whilst Kierkegaard is taken as spokesperson for the religious perspective. Together they point to an experience in which time may be experienced in its fullness.