A Kierkegaard Anthology Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Robert W. Bretall
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Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Kierkegaard's beliefs in the Kierkegaard Anthology and discuss how he influenced theology or psychology. Use the text and secondary sources to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 2

Kierkegaard focuses heavily on Abraham and Isaac while discussing the aesthetic life. Examine Kierkegaard's definition of the aesthetic life and compare the three stages of life outlined by Kierkegaard. Use the text to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 3

Writing under the pseudonym, Climacus, Kierkegaard describes faith in the language of the absurd in the sense of the improbable. Discuss Kierkegaard's use of the term with that of Albert Camus's understanding. Use the text to support your discussion and examine the paradox created.

Essay Topic 4

Discuss the definition of truth in relation to faith, truth being "an objective uncertainty held fast" and that "without risk, there is no faith." Use the text to discuss the interplay of truth and faith...

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