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Those who would know Kierkegaard, the intesely religious humorist, the irrepressibly witty critic of his age and ours, can do no better than to begin with this book. In it we find the heart of Kierkagaard. It is not innocuous, not genteel, not comfortable. He does not invite the reader to realx and have a little laugh with him at the expense of other people or at his own foibles. Kierkegaard deliberately challenges the reader's whole existence.

Nor does he merely challenge our existence; he also questions some ideas that had become well entrenched in his time and that are even more characteristic of the present age. Kierkegaard insists, for example, that Christianity was from the start essentially authoritarian--not just that the Catholic Church was, or that Calvin was, or Luther, or, regrettably, most of the Christian churches, but that Christ was--and is. Indeed, though Kierkegaard was, and wished to be, an individual, and even said that on his tombstone he would like no other epitaph than 'That Individual, ' his protest against his age was centered in his lament over the loss of authority. --Walter Kaufman, in the Introduction

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"Those who would know Kierkegaard, the intesely religious humorist, the irrepressibly witty critic of his age and ours, can do no better than to begin with this book. In it we find the heart of Kierkagaard. It is not innocuous, not genteel, not comfortable. He does not invite the reader to realx and have a little laugh with him at the expense of other people or at his own foibles. Kierkegaard deliberately challenges the reader's whole existence.

About the Author

Soren Aabye Kierkegaard (1813-1855) was a Danish philosopher and theologian. His work crosses the boundaries of philosophy, theology, psychology, literary criticism, devotional literature and fiction.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061300943
Editor:
Dru, Alexander
Author:
Kierkegaard, S. -S63 -. Oren
Author:
Kierkegaard, Soren
Author:
by Soren Kierkegaard
Author:
Dru, Alexander
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Christianity
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
History - 19th Century
Subject:
Christianity - General
Subject:
History & Surveys - 19th Century
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Religion -- Philosophy.
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
Philosophy-Surveys
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
19620912
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
8.03x5.27x.28 in. .20 lbs.
Age Level:
And, of the Difference Between a Genius and an Apo

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Product details 112 pages Harper Perennial - English 9780061300943 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Those who would know Kierkegaard, the intesely religious humorist, the irrepressibly witty critic of his age and ours, can do no better than to begin with this book. In it we find the heart of Kierkagaard. It is not innocuous, not genteel, not comfortable. He does not invite the reader to realx and have a little laugh with him at the expense of other people or at his own foibles. Kierkegaard deliberately challenges the reader's whole existence.

Nor does he merely challenge our existence; he also questions some ideas that had become well entrenched in his time and that are even more characteristic of the present age. Kierkegaard insists, for example, that Christianity was from the start essentially authoritarian--not just that the Catholic Church was, or that Calvin was, or Luther, or, regrettably, most of the Christian churches, but that Christ was--and is. Indeed, though Kierkegaard was, and wished to be, an individual, and even said that on his tombstone he would like no other epitaph than 'That Individual, ' his protest against his age was centered in his lament over the loss of authority. --Walter Kaufman, in the Introduction

"Synopsis" by , "Those who would know Kierkegaard, the intesely religious humorist, the irrepressibly witty critic of his age and ours, can do no better than to begin with this book. In it we find the heart of Kierkagaard. It is not innocuous, not genteel, not comfortable. He does not invite the reader to realx and have a little laugh with him at the expense of other people or at his own foibles. Kierkegaard deliberately challenges the reader's whole existence.
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