Kierkegaard, Søren

[ (seu-ruhn keer-kuh-gahrd, keer-kuh-gawr) ]

A nineteenth-century Danish philosopher. Kierkegaard wrote much about the fear and loneliness that he believed come with true religion; he is considered a forerunner of twentieth-century existentialism.

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