Philosophy of existence and Christianity Kierkegaard"s and Jaspers" thoughts on Christianity by Johan Paul Ernst Sperna Weiland

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Published by Van Gorcum in Assen [Netherlands] .

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  • Kierkegaard, Søren, -- 1813-1855,
  • Jaspers, Karl, -- 1883-1969,
  • Existentialism.

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Includes bibliographical references.

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StatementJ. Sperna Weiland.
SeriesPhilosophia religionis -- III, Philosophia religionis -- 3.
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Pagination144 p. ;
Number of Pages144
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