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Robert W. Bretall
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What do many Catholics argue Kierkegaard would have done had he lived?
(a) Write another book.
(b) Reject Christ.
(c) Convert to Catholicism.
(d) Become a priest.

2. When is Concluding Unscientific Postscript published?
(a) 1845.
(b) 1865.
(c) 1854.
(d) 1846.

3. What does Kierkegaard realize in "Rest at the foot of the altar"?
(a) Catholicism is better for the average man.
(b) That he teaches without authority.
(c) He was wrong about Christ.
(d) Regina did not love him.

4. Who did Bishop Mynster influence?
(a) Regina.
(b) Kierkegaard himself.
(c) Hegel.
(d) Kierkegaard's father.

5. What period do The Journals cover?
(a) 1856 to 1859.
(b) 1851 to 1854.
(c) 1851 to 1856.
(d) 1845 to 1856.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is still famous for maintaining the doctrine of Justification by Faith against the Catholic view of merit and indulgence?

2. Who does Kierkegaard argue a Christian must follow despite his being rejected by the world?

3. What does Robert Bretall in Chapter 17 argue Kierkegaard's The Attack Upon Christendom attacks?

4. What is Kierkegaard running out of while writing The Journals?

5. How does Kierkegaard describe what Christians call sin?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does it mean to be a Christian according to Kierkegaard?

2. What hazard does Kierkegaard expose in Chapter 9, The Present Age?

3. What does Kierkegaard believe about modern Christianity?

4. What does Kierkegaard seek about the church at the end of The Attack Upon Christendom?

5. What does Kierkegaard find outrageous and upsetting?

6. If you are a Christian, what are you not doing according to Kierkegaard in Chapter 14, Training in Christianity?

7. What does Kierkegaard claim happens when we relate to our true selves?

8. What does Kierkegaard express his hatred of in Chapter 15, The Journals?

9. What, according to Kierkegaard, can generate true knowledge of the validity of Christianity?

10. How does Kierkegaard divide history in Chapter 9, The Present Age?

(see the answer keys)

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