Fear and Trembling

Fear and Trembling

by Soren Kierkegaard
     
 

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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 suspensionSee more details below

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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 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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140444490
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/1986
Series:
Penguin Classics Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
98,888
Product dimensions:
5.08(w) x 7.77(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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