Eighteen Upbuilding Discourses

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Princeton University Press, 23 ביוני 1992 - 559 עמודים

There is much to be learned philosophically from this volume, but philosophical instruction was not Kierkegaard's aim here, except in the broad sense of self-knowledge and deepened awareness. Indicating the intention of the discourses, the titles include "The Expectancy of Faith," "Love Will Hide a Multitude of Sins," "Strengthening in the Inner Being," "To Gain One's Soul in Patience," "Patience in Expectancy," and "Against Cowardliness."


In tone and substance these works are in accord with the concluding words of encouragement in Either/Or, which was paired with the first volume of discourses: "Ask yourself and keep on asking until you find the answer, for one may have known something many times, acknowledged it; one may have willed something many times, attempted it--and yet, only the deep inner motion, only the heart's indescribable emotion, only that will convince you that what you have acknowledged belongs to you, that no power can take it from you--for only the truth that builds up is truth for you."

 

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The Expectancy of Faith
7
Every Good and Every Perfect Gift is from Above
31
Every Good Gift and Every Perfect Gift Is from Above
32
Love Will Hide a Multitude of Sins
55
Strengthening in the Inner Being
79
To Gain Ones Soul in Patience
159
To Preserve Ones Soul in Patience
181
Patience in Expectancy
207
He Must Increase I Must Decrease
275
Four Upbuilding Discourses 1843
298
The Thorn in the Flesh
333
Against Cowardliness
347
SUPPLEMENT
403
and Papers Pertaining to Eighteen Upbuilding Discourses
423
The Lord Gave and the Lord Took Away
424
EDITORIAL APPENDIX
491

Think about Your Creator in the Days of Your Youth
240
The Expectancy of an Eternal Salvation
253

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מידע על המחבר (1992)

Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, Søren Kierkegaard was the son of a wealthy middle-class merchant. He lived all his life on his inheritance, using it to finance his literary career. He studied theology at the University of Copenhagen, completing a master's thesis in 1841 on the topic of irony in Socrates. At about this time, he became engaged to a woman he loved, but he broke the engagement when he decided that God had destined him not to marry. The years 1841 to 1846 were a period of intense literary activity for Kierkegaard, in which he produced his "authorship," a series of writings of varying forms published under a series of fantastic pseudonyms. Parallel to these, he wrote a series of shorter Edifying Discourses, quasi-sermons published under his own name. As he later interpreted it in the posthumously published Point of View for My Work as an Author, the authorship was a systematic attempt to raise the question of what it means to be a Christian. Kierkegaard was persuaded that in his time people took the meaning of the Christian life for granted, allowing all kinds of worldly and pagan ways of thinking and living to pass for Christian. He applied this analysis especially to the speculative philosophy of German idealism. After 1846, Kierkegaard continued to write, publishing most works under his own name. Within Denmark he was isolated and often despised, a man whose writings had little impact in his own day or for a long time afterward. They were translated into German early in the twentieth century and have had an enormous influence since then, on both Christian theology and the existentialist tradition in philosophy.

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