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Fear and Trembling (Penguin Classics)

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The infamous and controversial work that made a lasting impression on both modern Protestant theology and existentialist philosophers such as Sartre and Camus

Writing under the pseudonym of "Johannes de silentio," Kierkegaard expounds his personal view of religion through a discussion of the scene in Genesis in which Abraham prepares to sacrifice his son Isaac at God's command. Believing Abraham's unreserved obedience to be the essential leap of faith needed to make a full commitment to his religion, Kierkegaard himself made great sacrifices in order to dedicate his life entirely to his philosophy and to God. The conviction shown in this religious polemic—that a man can have an exceptional mission in life—informed all Kierkegaard's later writings. His "teleological suspension of the ethical" challenged the contemporary views of Hegel's universal moral system, and was also hugely influential for both protestant theology and the existentialist movement.

Alastair Hannay's introduction evaluates Kierkegaard's philosophy and the ways in which it conflicted with more accepted contemporary views. This edition also includes detailed notes to complement this groundbreaking analysis of religion, and a new chronology. 

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Product Specifications

Author
Soren Kierkegaard
Binding
Paperback
Brand
imusti
CatalogNumberList
  • XM-0140444491 POXM-0140444491
Creator
  • Alastair Hannay Translator
  • Alastair Hannay Introduction
  • Johannes de Silentio Contributor
EAN
9780140444490
EANList
  • 8601409694139 8601405596185 9780140444490
Edition
Reprint
Feature
Penguin Classics
ISBN
0140444491
ItemDimensions
  • 775 hundredths-inches
  • 505 hundredths-inches
  • 31 Hundredths Pounds
  • 41 hundredths-inches
Label
Penguin Classics
Languages
  • English, Published Danish, Original Language English, Unknown
Manufacturer
Penguin Classics
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
160
PackageDimensions
  • 71 hundredths-inches
  • 764 hundredths-inches
  • 26 Hundredths Pounds
  • 504 hundredths-inches
PackageQuantity
1
ProductGroup
Book
ProductTypeName
ABIS_BOOK
PublicationDate
1986-01-07
Publisher
Penguin Classics
ReleaseDate
1986-01-07
Studio
Penguin Classics
Title
Fear and Trembling (Penguin Classics)
isbn-13-20
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