Pilgrim Pathways: Notes for a Diaspora People

Incarnational Discipleship

Karl Jaspers (23 February 1883-26 February 1969)

Today is also the birthday of Karl Theodor Jaspers (1883-1969), the psychiatrist and Christian philosopher who made major contributions to the fields of psychiatry, theology, and philosophy.  A German existentialist and personalist, Jaspers was influenced by Kierkegaard and Nietszche in philosophy and by both Christian and Buddhist mystics in theology.

Jaspers was a major influence on Paul Ricoeur and Hans-Georg Gadamer.  More can and will be said at another time.  This is just a birthday “shout out.”

February 23, 2010 - Posted by | biographies, philosophers

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