Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling: Critical Appraisals

Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling: Critical Appraisals

by Robert L. Perkins
     
 

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Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling: Critical Appraisals was the first anthology of essays on Kierkegaard's classic to be published in English. The authors are a remarkable collection of scholars, some already well known and some standing at the beginning of their scholarly careers. The list of authors includes Louis Jacobs, David A. Pailin, Merold Westphal, Paul

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Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling: Critical Appraisals was the first anthology of essays on Kierkegaard's classic to be published in English. The authors are a remarkable collection of scholars, some already well known and some standing at the beginning of their scholarly careers. The list of authors includes Louis Jacobs, David A. Pailin, Merold Westphal, Paul Holmer, Edward F. Mooney, John Donnelly, C. Stephen Evans, David J. Wren, Mark C. Taylor, Nancy Jay Crumbine, and Jerry H. Gill.

The collection contains comparative, historical, and analytic essays focusing on Kierkegaard's relations to the Akedah, the multiple tensions raised by Abraham's sacrifice of Isaac. These essays abound with penetrating insights into many Kierkegaardian concepts that are important not just in Fear and Trembling but found throughout Kierkegaard's writings, such as paradox, resignation, faith, the absurd, the individual, the poet, the hero, immediacy, the ethical and its suspension, the leap of faith, offence, and silence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606088869
Publisher:
Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date:
10/28/2005
Series:
The Kierkegaard Classic Studies Series
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

ROBERT L. PERKINS is Senior Research Professor Emeritus at Stetson University where he served as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Philosophy. He previously taught Philosophy at Indiana University, Murray State University, Southern Illinois University, and the University of South Alabama. In addition to the International Kierkegaard Commentary, he also founded the Soren Kierkegaard Newsletter and the Soren Kierkegaard Society.

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