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Kierkegaard: Fear and Trembling

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2009

    Don't buy this, or any editions through this publisher

    Just horrible. I bought these books for a philosophy class, and I thought "great . . . I can save a little money." Nope, the translations for these editions are awful. These editions, by this publisher, are littered with mistakes. At times a random numeral will be inside of a word, and then common words will be misspelled with such frequency that reading becomes a trial. Spend the extra few dollars and get a Hackett or another mainstream publisher's editions.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 3, 2009

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    Fear & Trembling takes any man's faith and puts it in a position to be knocked down in utter humlity. One from there can only purify one's mind to rebuild what one thought was faith, but has been brought down by one's folly. silly silly fool.

    kierkeegard takes the story of abraham and issac. referred to usually as the story of a father's love for him son through the circumstance that god requests of him. it is SO much more than this.
    the thoughts of isaac are traced through of how HE of all can be looked up to as the father of faith. it is so much more than him simply holding up his knife and taking it down the instant a ram appeared.
    thought by thought is traced. thought by thought is traced as pure, holy, unfailing, loving, and doubtless. can one truly in today's society go through a situation that requires the murder of a loved one with completely pure devoted thoughts to your god in heaven above?
    Kierkegaard organizes this in sections that differentiate glorious, and correlate wonderfully. by the end of the work, you understand so well that in faith there is so little to understand but total humility, purity, and surrender. and even i cannot define faith, because it has become the indefineable for me.

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