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by Soren Kierkegaard

  • ISBN: 0143037579
  • Category: Bible Study and Reference
  • Subcategory: Bibles
  • Author: Soren Kierkegaard
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Penguin Books; 1 edition (May 30, 2006)
  • Pages: 160
  • ePub book: 1210 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
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The perfect books for the true book lover, Penguin's Great Ideas series features twelve more groundbreaking .

The perfect books for the true book lover, Penguin's Great Ideas series features twelve more groundbreaking works by some of history's most prodigious thinkers. Each volume is beautifully packaged with a unique type-driven design that highlights the bookmaker's art. Offering great literature in great packages at great prices. As for the two books themselves: Fear and Trembling: I remember once taking someone to church who was perhaps religious but not a christian and had went their entire life having never heard the story of Abraham and how Yahweh(God) had commanded him to take his son Issac up a mountain and sacrifice him.

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About Fear and Trembling. Alastair Hannay’s introduction evaluates Kierkegaard’s philosophy and the ways in which it conflicted with more accepted contemporary views. The perfect books for the true book lover, Penguin’s Great Ideas series features twelve more groundbreaking works by some of history’s most prodigious thinkers.

Fear and Trembling by Soren Kierkegaard. Fear and Trembling (Penguin Great Ideas). Fear and Trembling (original Danish title: Frygt og Bæven) is an influential philosophical work by Søren Kierkegaard, published in 1843 under the pseudonym Johannes de silentio (John the Silent) continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling.

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Fear and Trembling book. Soren Kierkegaard was a Danish philosopher, theologian, and religious author interested in human psychology. He is regarded as a leading pioneer of existentialism and one of the greatest philosophers of the 19th Century. In Fear and Trembling, Kierkegaard wanted to understand the anxiety that must have been present in Abraham when God commanded him to offer his son as a human sacrifice. Abraham had a choice to complete the task or to forget it.

Series: Penguin Great Ideas. Alastair Hannay (Translator). Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are. The Father of Existentialism, Kierkegaard transformed philosophy with his conviction that we must all create our own nature; in this great work of religious anxiety, he argues that a true understanding of God can only be attained by making a personal 'leap of faith'.

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Soren Kierkegaard, Alastair Hannay. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them.

Fear and Trembling (original Danish title: Frygt og Bæven) is a philosophical work by Søren Kierkegaard, published in 1843 under the pseudonym Johannes de silentio (John of the Silence).

Fear and Trembling (original Danish title: Frygt og Bæven) is a philosophical work by Søren Kierkegaard, published in 1843 under the pseudonym Johannes de silentio (John of the Silence) continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling ".

The perfect books for the true book lover, Penguin's Great Ideas series features twelve more groundbreaking works by some of history's most prodigious thinkers. Each volume is beautifully packaged with a unique type-driven design that highlights the bookmaker's art. Offering great literature in great packages at great prices, this series is ideal for those readers who want to explore and savor the Great Ideas that have shaped our world.

Regarded as the father of Existentialism, Kierkegaard transformed philosophy with his conviction that we must all create our own nature; in this great work of religious anxiety, he argues that a true understanding of God can only be attained by making a personal "leap of faith."

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Prinna Prinna
Sadly Amazon puts all of these reviews together so they're hard to tell apart, anyways this is for the everyman edition which also contains the book on alder. Overall this book is very nice and good quality like the rest of the series.

As for the two books themselves:

Fear and Trembling:
I remember once taking someone to church who was perhaps religious but not a christian and had went their entire life having never heard the story of Abraham and how Yahweh(God) had commanded him to take his son Issac up a mountain and sacrifice him. I remember the pastor preaching with great admiration about how this great sacrifice was required of Abram, and how without hesitation Abram obeyed God, the person with me just had a look of horror, how could this loving and benevolent God require such a thing from his creation, how could anyone look at this story with anything but horror, this wasn't a story to be admired but to be held with contempt. Of course the story goes right before Abram plunged the knife into Issac an angel stopped him and Abram sacrificed a goat instead (although it seems most atheist books love to mention the fact that Jephthah wasn't stopped, Kierkegaard briefly mentions this, but it seemed to be glossed over).

I've thought since then, how odd it is that people like myself quickly read over these stories and never really think about them or what they mean, how would I react if I heard them for the first time and haven't heard them my entire life. In this book Kierkegaard goes into detail about the story of Abram and Issac, what did Abram say, did he take the blame so Issac wouldn't lose faith in God, what did he tell Sarah (his wife) before leaving, is this ethical. I couldn't help wondering if this book was actually a defense from Soren, did he do the same thing as Abram when he ended his engagement and sacrificed the thing he loved most in the world, was he required by God of this? Did he do the right thing? Overall this book was pretty good although Kierkegaard often went on many tangents which sometimes left me confused as to what point he was trying to make, I'll eventually reread this as I assume this is a book which requires several reads to fully grasp.

The Book on Adler:
The book on Adler was seemed more cohesive and easier to follow. In this Kierkegaard discusses his meeting with Adler, a man who apparently claimed to have a special revelation from Jesus, where Jesus appeared to him and gave him a special message, from that Adler wrote several book (even publishing 4 at once). Its been a couple of months since I read this and I don't remember at all what this special revelation was, what I do remember is Kierkegaard disproving that Adler had this revelation and that Adler even started to doubt this himself. There was a chapter near the end where Kierkegaard discusses what kind of culture allows for this type of thing to be so easily accepted, I couldn't help wondering what he would think if he saw the events of the Word of Faith movement during the last 50 years and heard the stories of Oral Roberts and his 50 foot Jesus commanding Roberts to build a research center, or of Kenneth Hagin and Jesus supposedly telling him how to be prosperous, it would have been interesting.
Lynnak Lynnak
I no one to critique Kierkegaard, one of the most astute minds ever. He wrestles mightily with the story of Abraham and Isaac. He ends where he begins, accepting the fear and trembling of genuine faith. This is a classic...even if there were parts I could not grasp!
Vivaral Vivaral
The description of this kindle book promises the whole text. However, the text from which it is derived is an abridgement consisting of only 1/3 of Fear and Trembling. While the material itself is of high quality this editon failed to meet my expectations. Half of the content was simply a summary of Kierkegaard (grealt resembling the wikipedia entry) instead of the actual text. It's not worth paying money for a public domain author when you don't even receive the whole work.
Deorro Deorro
While I don't agree with Fideism, Kierkegaard is still a remarkable writer.

Soren Kierkegaard is an excellent philosopher, I disagree with many of his points on Christianity, but I understand where he is coming from.

Fear and Trembling is about the sacrifice taken place in Genesis regarding Abraham (whom he calls the father of faith) and Isaac. Soren calls this event a paradox, as well as many other scenarios in the Holy Bible.

This is probably the most important quote from the book:

"Infinite resignation is the last stage before faith, so anyone who has not made this movement does not have faith, for only in infinite resignation does an individual become conscious of his eternal validity, and only then can one speak of grasping existence by virtue of faith."

I love the story of the princess and of Agnes and the merman which can be interpreted as an autobiography. Here Kierkegaard is uses the story of Abraham to aid in his understanding of his relationship with Regine Olsen (his fiance). As far as his "finitude" went, she was Soren's only Love that he is concerned with and he gave her up.

I agree with Kierkegaard on the fact that libertarian free will exists (though I'm open to (compatibilism) , and that we all have choices in life in which we use our freedom in the process of making these choices that we take throughout our lives on Earth.

With the use of Hegel's ethics, Soren comes to the conclusion that the person who lives a morally good life also wishes to be happy in his choice of living this ethical persona that was chosen by his behalf. Now if this choice proves to be not what he thought it would be, then he does not lose heart. This person instantaneously sees his task ahead of himself and that the art is not the wish but to will.

This is indeed a masterpiece in Philosophy, one which I highly recommend.
Bladecliff Bladecliff
I bought it for my daughter. I will have to get back to you on her review.
Adoranin Adoranin
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Bloodray Bloodray
If you are a thinker of any type, you should read the great philosophers who shaped Western thinking. Kierkegaard is one of those who everyone needs to understand because his writing was important in shaping our thinking today.
This work is universally acknowledge to be a masterpiece. And you can get it for 99 cents. Unheard of. You will read of the Abraham you never quite fully perceived. This is Kierkegaard's "doctrine of faith". It is presented as a triad , consisting of: 1. The moral standpoint; 2. The moment of eternity; 3. And the moment of faith. Between the 2nd and 3rd moment there exists the reciprocal realm of the"absurd" or "abyss". The second movement represents "death"; as a self-resignation. The reciprocal area between the 2nd and 3rd of "abyss" represents "burial; the reciprocal realm lasted 3 days. And the 3rd moment of faith consists of a higher "Telos", or resurrection. Every human being should have this work on their mandatory reading list. Every Christian also should understand this as mandatory reading. It is beautiful work, extremely insightful. And the kindle edition worked beautifully for me. I am so glad I got it. 5 stars plus .