1 Section of Systematic Theology, Sections on Theology - Technical area, Faculty of Theology, Københavns Universitet2 Section of Systematic Theology, Sections on Theology - Technical area, Faculty of Theology, Københavns Universitet
Om gavens økonomi i nogle af Kierkegaards opbyggelige taler
In this article we will read Kierkegaard in continuation of the un-going debate about the economy of the gift. I will argue that Kierkegaard’s notion of love as a three-part-relation in many ways exceeds the insights in the economy of the gift that Marcel Mauss gained hold of in his anthropologic studies in 1925. Insights which have led to an un-going debate about the “pureness” of the gift between philosophers like Jacques Derrida, Emmanuel Lévinas and Jean-Luc Marion and in recent theological studies as the ones by Bo Holm og Niels Henrik Gregersen. In what follows I will put attention to how Kierkegaard in his upbuilding discourses and in Works of Love describes love as a special mutual relation between the lover (the giver) the beloved (the receiver) and love itself (the gift). Hereby I wish to show that Kierkegaard’s notion of love contains a deliberate contribution to the recent debate of the economy of the gift.
Dansk Teologisk Tidsskrift, 2013, Vol 76, Issue 2, p. 95-114
Det Teologiske Fakultet; gaveøkonomi; kærlighed; generøsitet; Marcel Mauss; Kierkegaard; nabo