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Fear and Trembling Fear and Trembling: Dialectical Lyric by Johannes De Silentio By Soren Kierkegaard

Fear and Trembling
by Soren Kierkegaard

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Presents Abraham as a great man, who chose to sacrifice his son, Isaac, in the face of conflicting expectations and in defiance of any conceivable ethical standard.
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Fear and Trembling: Dialectical Lyric by Johannes De Silentio by Soren Kierkegaard

Kierkegaard's infamous and hugely influential philosophical work on faith, choice and sacrifice

In Fear and Trembling Kierkegaard, writing under the pseudonym Johannes de silentio, expounds his personal view of religion through the scene in Genesis in which Abraham prepares to kill his son at God's command. Kierkegaard believed Abraham's unreserved obedience to be the essential leap of faith needed to make a full commitment to his religion. The conviction shown in this polemic - that an individual can have an exceptional mission in life - informed all his later writings, and was also hugely influential for both Protestant theology and the existentialist movement.

Translated with an Introduction by Alastair Hannay

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About Soren Kierkegaard


Danish-born Scren Kierkegaard (1813-55) wrote on a wide variety of themes, including religion, psychology, and literature. He is remembered for his philosophy, which was influential in the development of 20th century existentialism.
Alastair Hannay is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oslo. He is co-editor of the Cambridge Companion to Kierkegaard and has translated Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling, The Sickness unto Death, Either/Or, and Papers and Journals for Penguin Classics

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GOR010311093
Fear and Trembling: Dialectical Lyric by Johannes De Silentio by Soren Kierkegaard
Soren Kierkegaard
Used - Like New
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1985-08-29
176
0140444491
9780140444490
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.