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Fear And Trembling
     

Fear And Trembling

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by Soren Kierkegaard
 

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Soren Kierkegaard was a Danish philosopher, theologian and religious author interested in human psychology. He is regarded as a leading pioneer of existentialism and one of the greatest philosophers of the 19th Century.

In FEAR AND TREMBLING, Kierkegaard wanted to understand the anxiety that must have been present in Abraham when God commanded him to offer his son

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Soren Kierkegaard was a Danish philosopher, theologian and religious author interested in human psychology. He is regarded as a leading pioneer of existentialism and one of the greatest philosophers of the 19th Century.

In FEAR AND TREMBLING, Kierkegaard wanted to understand the anxiety that must have been present in Abraham when God commanded him to offer his son as a human sacrifice. Abraham had a choice to complete the task or to forget it. He resigned himself to the loss of his son, acting according to his faith. In other words, one must be willing to give up all his or her earthly possessions in infinite resignation and must also be willing to give up whatever it is that he or she loves more than God. Abraham had passed the test -- his love for God proved greater than anything else in him. And because a good and just Creator would not want a father to kill his son, God intervened at the last moment to prevent the sacrifice.

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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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ISBN-13:
9781461078418
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
04/26/2011
Pages:
122
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.26(d)

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Fear And Trembling 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Joykins More than 1 year ago
what the ?. I wanted to read the whole thing. Why is there no warning?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have the book in paperback and I can't even figure out where this one leaves off. Normally I would not complain about something I paid less than a dollar for but this is blatant misrepresentation. I really thought I was getting the whole book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the most amazing and upsetting books ive ever read
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