‘Song of the Songs’ by Theodor Trayanov in an Existential-and-Religious Dialogue with the Philosophy of Sшren Kierkegaard Cover Image
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„Песен на песните“ на Теодор Траянов в екзистенциално-религиозен диалог с философията на Сьорен Киркегор
‘Song of the Songs’ by Theodor Trayanov in an Existential-and-Religious Dialogue with the Philosophy of Sшren Kierkegaard

Author(s): Tsvetana Georgieva
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Институтът по философия и социология при БАН
Keywords: religious-philosophical; poem; Theodor Traianov; Soren Kierkegaard; original sin; self-sacrifice; seeking God; mission;

Summary/Abstract: The symbolistic poem ‘Song of the songs’ (1923) of Theodor Traianov represents an ‘indirect dialogue’ of the poet with the religious-philosophical fragments of Soren Kierkegaard. The triad of subjective experience and the concepts of the original sin and of self-sacrifice (presented in the Danish philosopher's works Fear and Trembling, Stages o n Life's Way, and The Edification Which Lies In The Fact That In Relation To God We Are Always In The Wrong) provoked Traianov into designing a specific philosophical-religious project about the mission of the artist, the intellectual, the new man, the knight of faith. The cultural and historical significance of the poem consists in the creation of a model of self-sacrifice different from that of Pencho Slaveikov – a model of spiritual leadership in the name of the Divine and the future of mankind.

  • Issue Year: XV/2006
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 110-117
  • Page Count: 8