Kierkegaard's Writings, XVIII: Without Authority

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"Without authority," a phrase Kierkegaard repeatedly applied to himself and his writings, is an appropriate title for this volume of five short works that in various ways deal with the concept and practice of authority. The Lily in the Field and the Bird of the Air contemplates the teaching authority of these creatures based on three different passages in the Gospels. The first of Two Ethical-Religious Essays mediates on the ethics of Jesus' martyrdom; the second contrasts the authority of the genius with that of...

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Overview

"Without authority," a phrase Kierkegaard repeatedly applied to himself and his writings, is an appropriate title for this volume of five short works that in various ways deal with the concept and practice of authority. The Lily in the Field and the Bird of the Air contemplates the teaching authority of these creatures based on three different passages in the Gospels. The first of Two Ethical-Religious Essays mediates on the ethics of Jesus' martyrdom; the second contrasts the authority of the genius with that of the apostle. The remaining works--Three Discourses at the Communion on Fridays (1849), An Upbuilding Discourse (1850), and Two Discourses at the Communion on Fridays (1851)--are meditations on sin, forgiveness, and the power of love.

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Editorial Reviews

Choice
These new translations are excellent.
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"These new translations are excellent."--Choice

"The definitive edition of the Writings. The first volume . . . indicates the scholarly value of the entire series: an introduction setting the work in the context of Kierkegaard's development; a remarkably clear translation; and concluding sections of intelligent notes."--Library Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780691140797
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publication date: 10/5/2009
  • Series: Kierkegaard's Writings Series
  • Pages: 340
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Howard V. Hong, the former Director of the Howard and Edna Hong Kierkegaard Library at St. Olaf College, is the General Editor of Kierkegaard's Writings. Edna H. Hong is a poet, writer, and translator who has collaborated with Professor Hong on other English translations of Kierkegaard's works.

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Table of Contents


HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION
The Lily in the Field and the Bird of the Air:
Three Devotional Discourses
PREFACE
I. "Look at the Birds of the Air; Look at the Lily in the Field."
II. "No One Can Serve Two Masters, for He
Must Either Hate the One and Love the Other or Be Devoted to the One and Despise the Other."
III. "Look at the Birds of the Air; They Sow
Not and Reap Not and Gather Not into Barns"--without Worries about Tomorrow. "Look at the Grass in the Field, Which Today Is."
Two Ethical-Religious Essays H. H.
PREFACE
Does a Human Being Have the Right to Let
Himself Be Put to Death for the Truth?
The Difference between a Genius and an Apostle
Three Discourses at the Communion on Fridays
PREFACE
[The High Priest]
[The Tax Collector]
[The Woman Who Was a Sinner]
An Upbuilding Discourse
PREFACE
The Woman Who Was a Sinner
Two Discourses at the Communion on Fridays
PREFACE
[But One Who Is Forgiven Little Loves Little]
[Love Will Hide a Multitude of Sins]
SUPPLEMENT
Key to References
Original Title Page of The Lily in the Field and the Bird of the Air
Selected Entries from Kierkegaard's Journals and Papers Pertaining to The Lily in the Field and the Bird of the Air
Original Title Page of Two Ethical-Religious Essays
Selected Entries from Kierkegaard's Journals and Papers Pertaining to Two Ethical-Religious
Essays
Original Title Page of Three Discourses at the Communion on Fridays
Selected Entries from Kierkegaard's Journals and Papers Pertaining to Three Discourses at the Communion on Fridays
Original Title Page of An Upbuilding Discourse
Selected Entries from Kierkegaard's Journals and Papers Pertaining to An Upbuilding Discourse
Original Title Page of Two Discourses at the Communion on Fridays
Selected Entries from Kierkegaard's Journals and Papers Pertaining to Two Discourses at the Communion on Fridays
EDITORIAL APPENDIX
Acknowledgments
Collation of the Five Publications in the
Danish Editions of Kierkegaard's Collected Works
Notes
Bibliographical Note
Index
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