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The Fullness of Time: Kierkegaardian Themes in Dreyer's Ordet

Watts, Daniel (2019) 'The Fullness of Time: Kierkegaardian Themes in Dreyer's Ordet.' Religions, 10 (1). ISSN 2077-1444

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Abstract

I offer an approach to Dreyer's film Ordet as a contribution to the phenomenology of a certain kind of religious experience. The experience in question is one of a moment that disrupts the chronological flow of time and that, in the lived experience of it, is charged with eternal significance. I propose that the notoriously divisive ending of Ordet reflects an aim to provide the film's viewers with an experience of this very sort. l draw throughout on some central ideas in Kierkegaard’s work, especially his category of ‘the moment’.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: phiolosophy, Kierkegaard, Dreyer, religion, phenomenology, spirituality, film, temporality, eternity, time, crisis
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Philosophy and Art History, School of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2019 09:54
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2019 09:54
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/23805

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