Kierkegaard's Writings, XXI: For Self-Examination / Judge For Yourself!

Kierkegaard's Writings, XXI: For Self-Examination / Judge For Yourself!

by Soren Kierkegaard, S. Ren Kierkegaard
     
 

For Self-Examination and its companion piece Judge for Yourself! are the culmination of Soren Kierkegaard's "second authorship," which followed his Concluding Unscientific Postscript. Among the simplest and most readily comprehended of Kierkegaard's books, the two works are part of the signed direct communications, as distinguished from his earlier pseudonymous… See more details below

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For Self-Examination and its companion piece Judge for Yourself! are the culmination of Soren Kierkegaard's "second authorship," which followed his Concluding Unscientific Postscript. Among the simplest and most readily comprehended of Kierkegaard's books, the two works are part of the signed direct communications, as distinguished from his earlier pseudonymous writings. The lucidity and pithiness, and the earnestness and power, of For Self-Examination and Judge for Yourself! are enhanced when, as Kierkegaard requested, they are read aloud. They contain the well-known passages on Socrates' defense speech, how to read, the lover's letter, the royal coachman and the carriage team, and the painter's relation to his painting. The aim of awakening and inward deepening is signaled by the opening section on Socrates in For Self-Examination and is pursued in the context of the relations of Christian ideality, grace, and response. The secondary aim, a critique of the established order, links the works to the final polemical writings that appear later after a four-year period of silence.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691020662
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
05/06/1991
Series:
Kierkegaard's Writings Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,361,920
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Historical Introduction, vii,
For Self-Examination, 1,
Preface, 3,
I. What Is Required in Order to Look at Oneself with True Blessing in the Mirror of the Word? (Fifth Sunday after Easter), 7,
II. Christ Is the Way (Ascension Day), 53,
III. It Is the Spirit Who Gives Life (Pentecost), 71,
Judge for Yourself!, 89,
Preface, 91,
I. Becoming Sober, 93,
II. Christ as the Prototype, or No One Can Serve Two Masters, 145,
Supplement, 217,
Key to References, 218,
Original Title Page of For Self Examination, 220,
Selected Entries from Kierkegaard's Journals and Papers Pertaining to For Self Examination, 223,
Original Title Page of Judge for Yourself!, 242,
Selected Entries from Kierkegaard's Journals and Papers Pertaining to Judge for Yourself!, 245,
Editorial Appendix, 263,
Acknowledgments, 265,
Collation of For Self Examination in the Danish Editions of Kierkegaard's Collected Works, 267,
Collation of Judge for Yourself! in the Danish Editions of Kierkegaard's Collected Works, 268,
Notes, 271,
Bibliographical Note, 283,
Index, 285,

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