By Walter Lowrie, Søren Kierkegaard
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From the introduction
"Fear and Trembling is without doubt one of the best-known and influential works in nineteenth-and twentieth-century philosophic theology and literature ... The booklet on Adler [is] one of many darkish jewels within the heritage of philosophic psychology. As an examiner of the lives of the brain, of the associative pulses of the mind's eye, Kierkegaard has merely friends. His inquisition into Adler stands beside these descents into the deeps of the human psyche played via Dostoevsky and via Nietzsche."
From the interior publication cover
SOREN KIERKEGAARD not just reworked Protestant theology but in addition expected twentieth-century existentialism and supplied it with a lot of its motifs. worry and Trembling and The booklet on Adler -addressed to a normal viewers- have the creative pleasure and severe own attraction of the best literature. in simple terms Plato and Nietzsche have matched Kierkegaard's skill to offer principles so compellingly bright and dramatic a form.
Translated through Waiter Lowrie
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Extra resources for Fear and Trembling and The Book on Adler
Can one then speak plainly about Abraham without incurring the danger that an individual might in bewilderment go ahead and do likewise? I f I do not dare to speak freely, I will be completely silent about Abraham, above all I will not disparage him in such a way that precisely thereby he becomes a pitfall for P R O B L E M ATA: P R E L I M I N A RY EX P E C T O R AT I O N 23 the weak. For if one makes faith everything, that is, makes it what it is, then, according to my way of thinking, one may speak of it without danger in our age, which hardly extravagates in the matter of faith, and it is only by faith one attains likeness to Abraham, not by murder.
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1 2 They rode in silence for three days. On the morning of the fourth day Abraham said never a word , but he lifted up his eyes and saw Mount Moriah afar off. He left the young men behind and went on alone with Isaac beside him up to the mountain. " He stood still, he laid his hand upon the head of Isaac in benediction, and Isaac bowed to receive the blessing. And Abraham's face was fatherliness, his look was mild , his speech encouraging. But Isaac was unable to understand him, his soul could not be exalted ; he embraced Abraham's knees, he fell at his feet imploringly, he begged for his y oung life, for the fair hope of his future, he called to mind the joy in Abraham's house, he called to mind the sorrow and loneliness.
Fear and Trembling and The Book on Adler by Walter Lowrie, Søren Kierkegaard