Christianity and other world religions have often identified the root of all human evil with such vices as lust, or selfishness, or worldliness, or pride. The Danish philosopher/theologian Soren Kierkegaard proposed another possibility: perhaps all human evil is the fruit of an unresolved anxiety. We will explore what Kierkegaard meant by this seemingly odd claim and why this diagnosis may be plausible.
Lee Barrett, Ph.D.
Chair & Professor of Theology, Lancaster Theological Seminary
Lee Barrett is the Henry and Mary Staeger Professor of Theology at Lancaster Theological Seminary, where he has taught for twenty-four years. His most recent books include "Kierkegaard: Foundations of Theology,' and "Eros and Self-Emptying: The Intersections of Augustine and Kierkegaard." Lee has received all of his degrees, including a PhD, from Yale University. When he is not writing about Kierkegaard, Lee frolics with his three shih-tzu puppies.