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 in Either/Or are the edifying discourses published?

2. Who does Kierkegaard write his pseudonymous work for according to Fear and Trembling?

3. What does Kierkegaard meditate on in Fear and Trembling?

4. What does Kierkegaard believe lies at the center of Christianity?

5. What is Kierkegaard stunned by in The Journals?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Kierkegaard believe cannot be escaped by us?

2. What is the terrible revolution which Kierkegaard speaks of in Chapter 1, The Journals?

3. What does the truth or art require in Chapter 4, Fear and Trembling?

4. What does Kierkegaard publish at the beginning of Chapter 2, Either/Or, A Fragment of Life and why does it represent him well?

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

6. What three stages does Kierkegaard introduce in Chapter 7, Stages on Life's Way?

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

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

9. What must we go beyond according to Kierkegaard?

10. What does Kierkegaard turn away from in Chapter 1, The Journals?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Kierkegaard discusses Christendom and tries to define Christendom. Examine the objectives of God and how they are realized, using the text to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Examine how Kierkegaard defines the spirit and the self and how man contains both the infinite and the finite. Use the text to support your discussion.

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