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. Where does The Journals say Kierkegaard was on July 29, 1835?

2. What does the pseudonymous author of The Fragments resist?

3. What is Kierkegaard aware of in The Journals?

4. What cities does Kierkegaard write Either/Or in?

5. What does Repetition have that lacks in many of Kierkegaard's works?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Kierkegaard say about truth not being within ourselves in Chapter 6, Philosophical Fragments?

2. What does Kierkegaard believe about truth in Two Edifying Discourses?

3. What is the question raised in Chapter 6, Philosophical Fragments?

4. Where does Kierkegaard find himself, and what is he doing in Chapter 1, The Journals?

5. Who had an enormous influence on German philosophy, and what do many intellectuals agree on?

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

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

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

9. What words of Christ was Kierkegaard aware of in Chapter 1,The Journals?

10. What does Kierkegaard say about humanity?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Reflect how Kierkegaard rejects and critiques central Protestant teaching and why his beliefs resonate more with the Catholic church and monastic life. Use the text to provide examples in your discussion.

Essay Topic 2

Practice in Christianity exposes Kierkegaard's belief regarding the religious individual, particularly in imitating Christ to become a Christian, as well as the paradox of the incarnation. Examine Kierkegaard's definition of a Christian, using the text to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 3

Examine what Christianity means for Kierkegaard. Compare his view of Christianity with that of paganism and pre-Christian religions. Use the text to support your discussion.

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