Written by an international team of contributors, this book offers a fresh set of interpretations of Fear and Trembling, which remains Kierkegaard's most influential and popular book. The chapters provide incisive accounts of the psychological and epistemological presuppositions of Fear and Trembling; of religious experience and the existential dimension of faith; of Kierkegaard's understanding of the relationship between faith and knowledge; of the purported and real conflicts between ethics and religion; of Kierkegaard's interpretation of the value of hope, trust, love and other virtues; of Kierkegaard's debts to German idealism and Protestant theology; and of his seminal contributions to the fields of psychology, existential phenomenology and literary theory. This volume will be of great interest to scholars and upper-level students of Kierkegaard studies, the history of philosophy, theology and religious studies.
About the Author
Daniel Conway is Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Texas A & M University. He is the author of many books including Nietzsche's Dangerous Game (Cambridge, 1997), Nietzsche and the Political (1997), and Nietzsche's On the Genealogy of Morals: A Reader's Guide (2008). He has also edited and co-edited several volumes including Søren Kierkegaard: Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers (2002) and The History of Continental Philosophy, Volume II (with Alan D. Schrift, 2010).