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Fear and Trembling : Dialectical Lyric by Johannes De Silentio

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 10mm | 134g
  • Penguin Classics
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0140444491
  • 9780140444490
  • 26,264

Table of contents

Fear and Trembling Introduction
Fear and Trembling
Preface
Attunement
Speech in Praise of Abraham
Problemata
Preamble from the Heart
Problemata I
Problemata II
Problemata III
Epilogue
Notes
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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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