Kierkegaard Research

Kierkegaard Research: Sources, Reception and Resources




Kierkegaard and the Bible,
Tomes I-II


Volume 2

Kierkegaard and the
Greek World,
Tomes I-II


Volume 3

Kierkegaard and the
Roman World


Volume 4
Kierkegaard and the

Patristic and

Medieval Traditions


Volume 5
Kierkegaard and the
Renaissance and
Modern Traditions,
Tomes I-III


Volume 6

Kierkegaard and his
German Contemporaries,
Tomes I-III


Volume 7

Kierkegaard and his
Danish Contemporaries,
Tomes I-III


Volume 8

Kierkegard’s International Reception
Tomes I-III


Volume 9

Kierkegaard’s Influence on Existentialism

Volume 10

Kierkegaard’s Influence on Theology

Tomes I-III

Volume 11

Kierkegaard’s Influence on Philosophy
Tomes I-III

Volume 12

Kierkegaard’s Influence on Literature and Criticism
Tomes I-V

Volume 13

Kierkegaard’s Influence on the Social Sciences

Volume 14

Kierkegaard’s Influence on Social-Political Thought

Volume 15

Kierkegaard's Concepts
Tomes I-VI

Volume 16

Kierkegaard's Literary Figures and Motifs
Tomes I-II

Volume 17

Kierkegaard's Pseudonyms

Volume 18

Kierkegaard Secondary Literature
Tomes I-VI

Volume 19

Kierkegaard Bibliography
Tomes I-VII

Volume 20
The Auction Catalogue of Kierkegaard's Library

Volume 21
Cumulative Index
Tomes I-III

Kierkegaard Research: Sources, Reception and Resources

Kierkegaard Research: Sources, Reception and Resources is a collective research project that began in 2005, with the first volumes appearing in 2007. It represents the work of more than 200 leading scholars from some 50 different countries. The guiding idea behind the project was to create a publication series, which would serve as both a reference work for students and scholars and as a forum for new research. The project attempts to cover all of the main areas of Kierkegaard research in a systematic fashion. This series is divided into three large parts, each of which consists of 7 volumes, which are further 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 divided into individual volumes according to the historical period of the sources in question, beginning with Kierkegaard’s use of the Bible and ending with his use of Danish works from his own time. Altogether this section contains 15 individual tomes.

The second part of the series is “Kierkegaard Reception.” This section represents, as it were, the mirror image of the section on source-work 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 tradition of Kierkegaard and existentialism. The remaining volumes in this section are organized according to the reception of Kierkegaard in specific fields: theology, philosophy, literature, the social sciences, and social-political thought.
This second section consists of 17 tomes.

The third part, “Kierkegaard Resources,” consists of a series of reference works 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 literature on 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.

The 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 Ashgate’s successor, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group (London and New York).

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"The near completion of Kierkegaard Research: 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."
Poul Houe, “Kierkegaard Sources, Influences, and Reception in the Present Age of Inter-texts and –textuality,” Søren Kierkegaard Newsletter, no. 63, 2014, pp. 2-12.


"Kierkegaard Research: 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...."
George Pattison, Marginalia: A Review of Books in History, Theology and Religion, January 29, 2013 (online journal).


"This multi-volume reference work is a contribution of the highest caliber to academic research on Kierkegaard....The general editor Jon Stewart together with his co-editors must be thanked for orchestrating such a vast undertaking. Their work is nothing less than a largesse to the future of Kierkegaard scholarship."
Mads Sohl Jessen, Søren Kierkegaard Newsletter, no. 58, 2011, pp. 4-5.


  "The series is the most important single collection of secondary literature on Kierkegaard to be published in recent years and it is possibly the most important ever published."

Will Williams, Religious Studies Review, vol. 35, no. 4, 2009, p. 252.



Jon Stewart, Ph.d., Dr. theol. & phil.


Editorial Board

Katalin Nun Stewart

Peter Šajda
Finn Gredal Jensen

Advisory Board
Lee C. Barrett
María J. Binetti
István Czakó

Heiko Schulz
Curtis L. Thompson



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