Neo-orthodox theology was, in many ways, universalist but was much more Christ-centered than the liberalism that reigned among scholars during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Kierkegaard’s existential writings greatly influenced the Neo-orthodox theologians of the early twentieth century.
Søren Aaby Kierkegaard (1813-1855) was born in Copenhagen. He exhibited from an early age the depression and insecurity that would plague him his entire life.
Karl Barth (1886-1968) was Swiss theologian. Barth was the founder of the neo-orthodox school of theology.