Tins article is an attempt to evaluate the conceptual history of Kierkegaard in Turkey, and briefly to examine the terminological change in Kierkegaard studies. A comparison of the four fundamental interpretations of Kierkegaard is related to the various definitions of "cultural identity," and the changes in these definitions lead to the modifications in the philosophical terminology. The emphasis on the Sufi tradition between the 1930s and 1970s, as a possible counterpart of Kierkegaard, fades away in the last quarter of the century. Nevertheless the terms such as "daimon," "death," "anxiety," and "time" remain "problematic."