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A KIERKEGAARD ANTHOLOGY, edited by Robert Bretall. pp. Prince- ton, N. J., Princeton University Press, Experienced persons approach an. Kierkegaard Anthology. Robert Bretall (ed.) Princeton University Press Søren Kierkegaard – – Princeton University Press. A Kierkegaard Anthology. A Kierkegaard anthology /​ Edited by Robert Bretall. Uniform Title. Works. Selections. English. Author. Kierkegaard, Søren, , (author.).

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Return to Book Page. This anthology covers the whole of Bretal literary career. The selections bertall from the terse epigrams of the Journal through the famous -Diary of the Seducer- and the -Banquet- scene, in which Soren Kierkegaard reveals his great lyric and dramatic gifts, on to the philosophical and psychological works of his maturity.

These are climaxed by the beautiful kierkegard moving This anthology covers the whole of Kierkegaard’s literary career. These are climaxed by the beautiful and moving religious discourses which accompany them; finally, there is the biting kierkegarad of his Attack upon -Christendom.

They are so arranged as to convey an idea of his remarkable intellectual development. A comprehensive anthology from the following works: Paperbackpages. Published by Kierkwgaard University Press first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about A Kierkegaard Anthologyplease sign up. Be the first to ask a question about A Kierkegaard Anthology. Lists with This Book. Only some was assigned, but I read it all, the partial reading of texts always bothering me more than the time required to finish them.

Although I had a strong prejudice against Christian theology except as historical documents, Kierkegaard had to be taken seriously. Reading him, I could understand why he was often classified as a proto-existentialist. His theology was not based on an ignorant, childlike acceptance of some assemblage of biblical texts, but quite self-awarely flew in the face of mere facts and common sense. This was intriguing, representing a current of Christian thinking which just might be relevant, a current I later found in Rudolf Bultmann.

Ted Morgan Excellent review. Dec 28, Aug 01, Tim McIntosh rated it it was amazing. Excellent selections from a the? Who anthoolgy can do these two things at once?: Kjerkegaard is like the best of friends — loving you tight but telling you the tough truth.

Ted Morgan Ir very much appreciate you brief review of this anghology. Tim McIntosh Ted wrote: Dec 29, Mar 27, Michael rated it really liked it. I read hundreds of pages in Prof. Sontag’s Existentialism class my sophomore year. This is a very difficult read.


This Danish philosopher established his own response to Hegel, drawing from a spiritual predisposition that the true self determines reality. As you read him, you become drawn into a vortex of existentialism. The subjective becomes the truth. There exists no kierekgaard. Those who hold that there exist objective truths are foolishly following tradition. Very few have ever discovered this perspective. Even fewer have asserted it. Those claiming to be religious he h This bretxll a very difficult read.

Those claiming to be religious he has a definite frustration with Christendom are really not so, because they risk nothing to prove it. It has become a habitual, comfortable mantle. Sadly, they unwittingly pursue empty lives. True faith, true belief in God, requires acknowledging the true self and abandoning that self to God.

Ted Morgan Again, another excellent review of this anthology. I rate it higher but I appreciate you review. Jun 24, James rated it liked it Recommends it for: This book is a good desk reference for the works of Soren Kierkegaard. It contains a lot of his principle works, however, they have unfortunately been edited significantly in order to fit in an anthology format.

Read this perhaps to get an idea of Kierkegaard’s thought, but read the original works if you want a true sample of his writing talent. Mar 30, Pierre E. Ceci dit, nous ne bouderons certainement pas notre plaisir: I encountered this book when I was an engineering student and supposedly busy studying engineering.

Kierkegaard was entirely new to me, I think. This was a helpful introduction not only to Kierkegaard but to theology. I browsed it but closely. Later I bought another ahthology of the work from Princeton University Press. I did not know Bretall but later I learned more about him and his work. This was a foundational work for me. It utterly fascinated me and set my reading even until today when I am I encountered this book when I was an engineering student and supposedly busy studying engineering.

Kierkegaard Anthology

It utterly fascinated me and set my reading even until today when I am an old man. I was a late teenager when I began. Other reviewers here have outlined the book and summarized Kierkegaard quite ,ierkegaard. The anthology was perfect for the busy time Gretall had doing engineering work-well symbolic logic as a background for algebraic mathematics. This work delayed by passing my initial math course until my second quarter but I don’t care.

I wanted to read it. The biographical details helped immensely. The quotations from the Journals were vital. I am not seeking a way to obtain the entire translation of the Journals. Kierkegaard helped me with the mendacity and banality of my church experiences and deepened my interest that I changed my major to religion. Jun 19, William Kierkegaaard rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is a collection of the works of Kierkegaard organized chronologically.


It antnology meant to show his development as an author and as a writer in general. I don’t know if they included all of the works, but some of them are abridged and have to have footnotes explaining some parts. The book starts each work off with a short biographical bit telling anthokogy where Kierkegaard was at this point in his life. This guy’s life is actually rather sad. I suppose he might feel vindicated that he is now considered a founder of the Existentialist school of thought, but I am sure it would be nicer to be recognized when he was alive.

Jan 15, David A-S rated it liked it.

I read Kierkegaard alongside Abelard. Abelard is in scholasticism’s origins and Kierkegaard basically undermines Hegelian thought which seems to have deep scholastic origins.

He was so heady and yet vulnerable in his writings. I think he is essentially both an academia nut and a mystic. His words against a soft Christendom are prophetic kierkegaaard thus hard to hear for someone in the system, but he speaks truth.

There are many critiques one can make about him, but one can never question his keirkegaard I read Kierkegaard alongside Abelard. There kierkegward many critiques one can make about him, but one can never question his veracity and commitment to spiritual growth. Jun 04, Jeff rated it it was amazing. I’ve had this book for a long time, initially got pretty close to the end.

Am using it now to get started on a long term S. Alea acta est time it is therefore as a reader.

Jun 03, George marked it as to-read Shelves: I read sections of this a long time ago for a college class; I really liked SK then and wanted to reacquaint myself with his writings. Thus far, reading it straight through instead of in sections, I’m getting a lot out of it.

I’m sure I would have liked it more but I’m a little slow and about half of it went over my head. It did bring some issues into anthologg for me though and I’m sure if I read it again I would understand even more of it.