Fear and Trembling

Fear and Trembling

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by Soren Kierkegaard
     
 

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In our time nobody is content to stop with faith but wants to go further. It would perhaps be rash to ask where these people are going, but it is surely a sign of breeding and culture for me to assume that everybody has faith, for otherwise it would be queer for them to be . . . going further. In those old days it was different, then faith was a task for a whole

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In our time nobody is content to stop with faith but wants to go further. It would perhaps be rash to ask where these people are going, but it is surely a sign of breeding and culture for me to assume that everybody has faith, for otherwise it would be queer for them to be . . . going further. In those old days it was different, then faith was a task for a whole lifetime, because it was assumed that dexterity in faith is not acquired in a few days or weeks. When the tried oldster drew near to his last hour, having fought the good fight and kept the faith, his heart was still young enough not to have forgotten that fear and trembling which chastened the youth, which the man indeed held in check, but which no man quite outgrows. . . except as he might succeed at the earliest opportunity in going further. Where these revered figures arrived, that is the point where everybody in our day begins to go further.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781625584021
Publisher:
Start Publishing LLC
Publication date:
01/18/2013
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
103
Sales rank:
262,601
File size:
195 KB

Meet the Author

S¢ren Kierkegaard (1813-55) was born in Denmark and 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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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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