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Existentialism
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“Existentialism” names a philosophical movement that flourished primarily on the European continent from the 1920s through the 1970s. Its direct roots, however, are to be found in the philosophical work of Søren Kierkegaard (1813–55) and Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900), and its ultimate origins in the thought of Augustine (354–430; Augustine’s Theology). The label “existentialist” was frequently disavowed by its most characteristic proponents Martin Heidegger (1889–1976),…

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Moore, Scott H., “Existentialism”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 18 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_E674>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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