Elizabeth Li



Thesis title:

Kierkegaard, Martensen, and the Problem of Post-Kantian Theology and Philosophy


Prof. Joel Rasmussen


My research explores the relationship between theology and philosophy in the thought of Søren Kierkegaard and Hans Lassen Martensen. Establishing the proper relationship between theology and philosophy constitutes a central question in the works of both these Danish Golden-Age Figures and permeates the intellectual environment of the time. By considering more closely the complex relationship between Martensen and Kierkegaard and their respective views of theology and philosophy, I hope to reveal new ways of approaching Kierkegaard’s pseudonymous works as well as explore Martensen as a thinker in his own right. 

Other research interests:

Modern Theology, Modern European Thought, Literature, Nineteenth-Century Philosophy and History of Ideas

Academic-related activities:

Centre for Theology and Modern European Thought Web Manager; Graduate Theological Society Committee Member (2016-2017)

About me:

I have a BA in Philosophy and Science Studies from Roskilde University, Denmark. Following this I completed the MSt. in Literature and Arts and the MPhil in Modern Theology at the University of Oxford.