Eighteen Upbuilding Discourses has 89 ratings and 4 reviews. Owen said: They weren’t kidding when they put Upbuilding in the title. I feel new neurolog. Buy Eighteen Upbuilding Discourses: Eighteen Upbuilding Discourses v. 5 ( Kierkegaard’s Writings) New Ed by Soren Kierkegaard, Howard V. Hong, Edna H. 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.

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His discourses stress love, joy, faith, gratitude, thanksgiving, peace, adversity, impartiality, and equality before God and recommends them to the single individual. Earl Wadsworth rated it it was amazing Dec 29, To Gain Ones Soul in Patience. Religion A is characterized by a passive relation to the divine, with the accompanying suffering and sense of guilt.

Scholars have interpreted Kierkegaard variously as an existentialist, neo-orthodoxist, postmodernist, humanist, and individualist.

Four Upbuilding Discourses, Kierkegaard is a psychologist in the highest sense of the word, it seems to me. Works of Lovefor example, is a deliberation. For some reason, I just couldn’t quite get engaged.

Lowrie, defines these types. Secondly, in the prefaces to these works Kierkegaard defines his function and the function of the discourses. From the very beginning, I have stressed and repeated unchanged that I was “without authority.

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.

Eighteen Upbuilding Discourses by Kierkegaard, Soren

Jun 03, Darrell rated it really liked it. A deliberation is a “gadfly”. It began maieutically with esthetic works, and the whole pseudonymous production is maieutic in nature. So they all receive of the goods—this constitutes the commonality, but what is the difference? Let us, then, foolishly assume that God in heaven resembles a weak human being who does not have the heart to deny eternal salvation to anyone, discoursess one desires it or not—indeed, so weak that he forces it on everyone, as it were, whether one wishes it or not.


It must therefore not so much evoke sympathy, assuage, comfort, persuade as arouse and vex people and sharpen their thoughts. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Brett rated it it was amazing Jul 11, Oct 31, John Lucy rated it it was amazing.

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For example someone who gives excuses, pretends to be resolute, but is in fact avoiding actually making a choice or commitment; or someone who is not patient but can nevertheless have the appearance of being so; or how “worldly wisdom” or sagacity, as it is translated in the book, becomes seductive traps on one’s way towards having faith in god In fact, the religious discourses are just as much a part of Kierkegaard’s program of composition as the pseudonymous works—perhaps more so.

But I also saw, or thought I saw, how the bird I call my reader suddenly noticed it, flew down to it, picked it, and took it home, and when I had seen this, I saw no more p.

Kierkegaard left the task of discovering the meaning of his works to the reader, because “the task must be made difficult, for only the difficult inspires the noble-hearted”. Refresh and try again. Views Read Edit View history. Kierkegaard’s Writings, Vol Kierkegaard strongly criticised both the Hegelianism of his time and what he saw as the empty formalities of the Church of Denmark.

Here is an excerpt from “The Expectancy of Eternal Salvation”. Eddie rated it it was amazing Nov 30, If the soul were free in upbyilding other way, it would not be the self-contradiction in the contradiction between the external and the internal, the temporal and the eternal. Michael Condran rated it really liked it Aug 27, First, they share the same dedication: No trivia or quizzes yet.


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Eighteen Upbuilding Discourses

Four Upbuilding Discourses Privately, he had a religious plan from the start. It’s beautiful writing nevertheless. Thus he had discouress. It stood there like a humble little flower under the cover of the great forest, sought neither for its splendor nor eightren fragrance nor its food value.

He studied theology at the University of Copenhagen, completing a master’s thesis in on the topic of irony in Socrates. They are a ready antidote for all thoughtless critics who say that Kierkegaard’s religious disposition was tacked on, or that it may be easily discarded so as to reach some supposed kernel of thought.

Inasmuch as in being published it is in a upbuiilding sense starting a journey, I let my eyes follow it for a little while.

A deliberation is meant to awaken with the goal of provoking action. Upbuilding Discourses in Various Spirits. His early work was written under various pseudonyms who present their own distinctive viewpoints in a complex dialogue. The Expectancy of Faith. In his journals Kierkegaard recorded the following. 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.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Though these works are religious in nature, they are not devoid of philosophy.