Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling (Paper)

  • 9780334041306
  • 96
  • 25.00
  • Paper
  • 0334041309
  • 5/7/2007
  • 7-10 days processing
$ 14.99


Fear and Trembling is one of KierkegaardÆs earliest works, which he wrote under the pseudonym Johannes de Silentio. Kierkegaard had been a student of theology in Copenhagen, and had come to hate the Danish Church. He produced hundreds of leaflets against the Church during his lifetime. However his writing was largely ignored, and he was not a popular or well-regarded thinker in his own time. HegelÆs writing largely dominated philosophical thought throughout KierkegaardÆs life. Hegel believed that the highest goal for a person should be to loose oneself in the Universal. One should put aside his personal goals and ambitions and be motivated exclusively by the general interests of all. Kierkegaard regarded the individual above all else and so was repelled by HegelÆs communitarian ethic. His Fear and Trembling is a sustained response to HegelÆs ideas. It uses the story of Genesis 22, 1-18, where Abraham was willing to sacrifice Isaac without question, and only faith, to put across his own ideas and philosophy. Fear


Editorial Reviews for this product are coming soon.

You May Also Be Interested In...

How to Read Bible Stories
New Testament
SCM Core Text: Religion and Modern Thought
The Parish Handbook
Briefly: Moore's Principia Ethica
Controversies in Feminist Theologies
Theology of Compassion
Sign up to learn about new releases and other updates from WJK