The paper represents a contribution to a broader discussion of the relation between the phenomenological and the existential tradition. It explores the reception of Kierkegaard’s philosophy in the writings of three phenomenological authors: M. Heidegger, E. Levinas and M. Henry. Their Kierkegaard reception is the most intensive among phenomenological thinkers and focuses largely on the issues of existence and subjectivity and their ethical-religious dimension. I analyze the main motifs of this reception and point out the overlaps, contradictions and tensions between the different interpretations of Kierkegaard’s ideas. I also suggest potential topics for future research.