Søren Kierkegaard was without question one of the most important and influential thinkers of the nineteenth century. Fear and Trembling is a classic text in the history of both philosophical and religious thought that still challenges readers with its original philosophical perspective and idiosyncratic literary style.
Kierkegaard's 'Fear and Trembling': A Reader's Guide offers a concise and accessible introduction to this hugely important and notoriously demanding work. Written specifically to meet the needs of students coming to Kierkegaard for the first time, the book offers guidance on:
- Philosophical and historical context
- Key themes - Reading the text
- Reception and influence
- Further reading
About the Author
Clare Carlisle is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Liverpool, UK. She is the author of Kierkegaard's Philosophy of Becoming (SUNY Press, 2005).
Table of Contents
Foreword \ A Note on the Text \ Overview of Themes and Context \ Reading the Text \ i. Preface \ ii. Tuning Up \ iii. A Tribute to Abraham \ iv. A Preliminary Outpouring from the Heart \ v. Problem I \ vi. Problem II \ vii. Problem III \ viii. Epilogue \ Reception and Influence \ Further Reading \ Index.