A Kierkegaard Anthology Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Robert W. Bretall
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Robert Bretall think of Repetition?

2. What does Kierkegaard call faith?

3. What does the first letter in Either/Or analyze?

4. What is Kierkegaard stunned by in The Journals?

5. What are the Two Edifying Discourse written for?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Kierkegaard distinguish between in Chapter 2, Either/Or, A Fragment of Life?

2. How does the prophecy in Chapter 5, Repetition come to pass?

3. What must we go beyond according to Kierkegaard?

4. What theme do the letters prefigure?

5. What must the individual Christian see in Chapter 3, Two Edifying Discourses?

6. What does Constantine receive and what does he want to remain?

7. What passage from the Bible does Kierkegaard focus on in Chapter 4, Fear and Trembling?

8. What excruciating combination does the young hero in Chapter 5, Repetition endure?

9. What do we always place consciousness in, according to Kierkegaard?

10. What does the Knight of Faith do in Chapter 4, Fear and Trembling?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

Discuss Kierkegaard's view of Socrates and examine similarities between Socrates and Kierkegaard. Use the text to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 3

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 in the Kierkegaard Anthology.

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