Kierkegaard's Writings, XVII: Christian Discourses: The Crisis and a Crisis in the Life of an Actress.

Kierkegaard's Writings, XVII: Christian Discourses: The Crisis and a Crisis in the Life of an Actress.

by Soren Kierkegaard
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691140782

ISBN-13: 9780691140780

Pub. Date: 09/21/2009

Publisher: Princeton University Press

First published in 1848, Christian Discourses is a quartet of pieces written and arranged in contrasting styles. Parts One and Three, "The Cares of the Pagans" and "Thoughts That Wound from Behind--for Upbuilding," serve as a polemical overture to Kierkegaard's collision with the established order of Christendom. Yet Parts Two and Four, "Joyful Notes in the

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First published in 1848, Christian Discourses is a quartet of pieces written and arranged in contrasting styles. Parts One and Three, "The Cares of the Pagans" and "Thoughts That Wound from Behind--for Upbuilding," serve as a polemical overture to Kierkegaard's collision with the established order of Christendom. Yet Parts Two and Four, "Joyful Notes in the Strife of Suffering" and "Discourses at the Communion on Fridays," are reassuring affirmations of the joy and blessedness of Christian life in a world of adversity and suffering. Written in ordinary language, the work combines simplicity and inwardness with reflection and presents crucial Christian concepts and presuppositions with unusual clarity.

Kierkegaard continued in the pattern that he began with his first pseudonymous esthetic work, Either/Or, by pairing Christian Discourses with The Crisis, an unsigned esthetic essay on contemporary Danish actress Joanne Luise Heiberg.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691140780
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
09/21/2009
Series:
Kierkegaard's Writings Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

Historical Introduction
Pt. 1The Cares of the Pagans3
Introduction9
IThe Care of Poverty13
IIThe Care of Abundance23
IIIThe Care of Lowliness37
IVThe Care of Loftiness48
VThe Care of Presumptuousness60
VIThe Care of Self-Torment70
VIIThe Care of Indecisiveness, Vacillation, and Disconsolateness81
Pt. 2States of Mind in the Strife of Suffering93
IThe Joy of It: That One Suffers Only Once But Is Victorious Eternally95
IIThe Joy of It: That Hardship Does Not Take Away But Procures Hope106
IIIThe Joy of It: That the Poorer You Become the Richer You Are Able to Make Others114
IVThe Joy of It: That the Weaker You Become the Stronger God Becomes in You124
VThe Joy of It: That What You Lose Temporally You Gain Eternally134
VIThe Joy of It: That When I "Gain Everything" I Lose Nothing at All144
VIIThe Joy of It: That Adversity Is Prosperity150
Pt. 3Thoughts That Wound from Behind - for Upbuilding161
IWatch Your Step When You Go to the House of the Lord163
II"See, We Have Left Everything and Followed You; What Shall We Have?" (Matthew 19:27) - and What Shall We Have?176
IIIAll Things Must Serve Us for Good - When We Love God188
IVThere Will Be the Resurrection of the Dead, of the Righteous - and of the Unrighteous202
VWe Are Closer to Salvation Now - Than When We Became Believers214
VIBut It Is Blessed - to Suffer Mockery for a Good Cause222
VIIHe Was Believed in the World234
Pt. 4Discourses at the Communion on Fridays247
Preface249
ILuke 22:15251
IIMatthew 11:28262
IIIJohn 10:27268
IVI Corinthians 11:23275
VII Timothy 2:12-13282
VII John 3:20289
VIILuke 24:51296
The Crisis and a Crisis in the Life of an Actress301
Addendum: Phister as Captain Scipio327
Supplement345
Editorial Appendix429
Notes439
Bibliographical Note467
Index469

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