Fear and Trembling

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Fear and Trembling

Kierkegaard, Soren

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Translated with an introduction by Alastair Hannay

—He who loved himself became great in himself, and he who loved others became great through his devotion, but he who loved God became greater than all—

In Fear and Trembling Kierkegaard writing under the pseudonym Johannes de silentio expounds his personal view of religion through a discussion of the scene in Genesis, in which Abraham prepares to sacrifice his son at God's command. Believing that Abraham's unreserved obedience was the essential leap of faith needed to make a full commitment to his religion, Kierkegaard himself made great sacrifices in order to dedicate his life entirely to his philosophy and to God. The conviction he shows in this religious polemic " that a man can have an exceptional mission in life " informed all Kierkegaard's later writings, and was also hugely influential for both Protestant theology and the existentialist movement.

Alastair Hannay's introduction elucidates Kierkegaard's philosophy and the ways in which it conflicted with more accepted contemporary views. This edition also includes detailed notes to complement this groundbreaking analysis of religion and a new chronology.
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Publisher Review:

Translated with an introduction by Alastair Hannay

—He who loved himself became great in himself, and he who loved others became great through his devotion, but he who loved God became greater than all—

In Fear and Trembling Kierkegaard writing under the pseudonym Johannes de silentio expounds his personal view of religion through a discussion of the scene in Genesis, in which Abraham prepares to sacrifice his son at God's command. Believing that Abraham's unreserved obedience was the essential leap of faith needed to make a full commitment to his religion, Kierkegaard himself made great sacrifices in order to dedicate his life entirely to his philosophy and to God. The conviction he shows in this religious polemic " that a man can have an exceptional mission in life " informed all Kierkegaard's later writings, and was also hugely influential for both Protestant theology and the existentialist movement.

Alastair Hannay's introduction elucidates Kierkegaard's philosophy and the ways in which it conflicted with more accepted contemporary views. This edition also includes detailed notes to complement this groundbreaking analysis of religion and a new chronology.
  • Cover Type:
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
  • ISBN: SKIERKSOFEARANDTREMBLING9780140444490