Fear and Trembling

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Writing under the pseudonym of Johannes de slientio, Kierkegaard uses the form of a dialectical lyric to present his conception of faith. Abraham is portrayed 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. The infamous and controversial 'theological suspension of the ethical' challenged the contemporary views of Hegel's universal moral system, and the suffering individual must ...
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Overview

Writing under the pseudonym of Johannes de slientio, Kierkegaard uses the form of a dialectical lyric to present his conception of faith. Abraham is portrayed 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. The infamous and controversial 'theological suspension of the ethical' challenged the contemporary views of Hegel's universal moral system, and the suffering individual must alone make a choice 'on the strength of the absurd'.

Kierkegaard's writings have inspired both modern Protestant theology and existentialism, and this edition of Fear and Trembling contains a full introduction and notes which complement a key work in the psychology of religious belief.

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This year's crop of Penguin "Great Ideas" volumes offers another eclectic dozen works that shaped society from the ancient Greeks to the 20th century. The books are fairly no frills, but the price isn't bad. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140444490
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 1/28/1986
  • Series: Penguin Classics Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 15
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 168,287
  • Product dimensions: 5.18 (w) x 7.85 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Table of Contents

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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