Kierkegaard's Writings, XVI: Works of Love by Soren Kierkegaard | 9780691059167 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Kierkegaard's Writings, XVI: Works of Love

Kierkegaard's Writings, XVI: Works of Love

by Soren Kierkegaard
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691059160

ISBN-13: 9780691059167

Pub. Date: 03/23/1998

Publisher: Princeton University Press

The various kinds and conditions of love are a common theme for Kierkegaard, beginning with his early Either/Or, through "The Diary of the Seducer" and Judge William's eulogy on married love, to his last work, on the changelessness of God's love. Works of Love, the midpoint in the series, is also the monumental high point, because of its penetrating,

Overview

The various kinds and conditions of love are a common theme for Kierkegaard, beginning with his early Either/Or, through "The Diary of the Seducer" and Judge William's eulogy on married love, to his last work, on the changelessness of God's love. Works of Love, the midpoint in the series, is also the monumental high point, because of its penetrating, illuminating analysis of the forms and sources of love. Love as feeling and mood is distinguished from works of love, love of the lovable from love of the unlovely, preferential love from love as the royal law, love as mutual egotism from triangular love, and erotic love from self-giving love.

This work is marked by Kierkegaard's Socratic awareness of the reader, both as the center of awakened understanding and as the initiator of action. Written to be read aloud, the book conveys a keenness of thought and an insightful, poetic imagination that make such an attentive approach richly rewarding. Works of Love not only serves as an excellent place to begin exploring the writings of Kierkegaard, but also rewards many rereadings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691059167
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
03/23/1998
Series:
Kierkegaard's Writings Series, #16
Pages:
576
Sales rank:
1,027,961
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 8.46(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Historical Introduction
Love's Hidden Life and Its Recognition by Its Fruits5
You Shall Love17
You Shall Love the Neighbor44
You Shall Love the Neighbor61
Romans 13:10. Love Is the Fulfilling of the Law91
Love Is a Matter of Conscience135
Our Duty to Love the People We See154
Our Duty to Remain in Love's Debt to One Another175
Love Builds Up209
Love Believes All Things - and Yet Is Never Deceived225
Love Hopes All Things - and Yet Is Never Put to Shame246
Love Does Not Seek Its Own264
Love Hides a Multitude of Sins280
Love Abides300
Mercifulness, a Work of Love Even If It Can Give Nothing and Is Able to Do Nothing315
The Victory of the Conciliatory Spirit in Love, Which Wins the One Overcome331
The Work of Love in Recollecting One Who Is Dead345
The Work of Love in Praising Love359
Conclusion375
Supplement387
Key to References388
Original Title Pages of Works of Love, First and Second Series390
Selected Entries from Kierkegaard's Journals and Papers Pertaining to Works of Love395
Editorial Appendix489
Acknowledgments491
Collation of Works of Love in the Danish Editions of Kierkegaard's Collected Works493
Notes499
Bibliographical Note529
Index531

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >