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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). p. 58. ISSN 2077-1444

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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
Faculty of Humanities > Philosophy and Art History, School of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2019 09:54
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2022 13:18

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