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 Kierkegaard do before leaving for Berlin at the star of Either/Or?

2. How does Kierkegaard call the first piece of Stages on Life's Way?

3. What pseudonym does Kierkegaard use to write the second piece of Stages on Life's Way?

4. What does Kierkegaard say "is given its rights"?

5. What does Robert Bretall say Kierkegaard is in the Two Edifying Discourses?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What banquet is referred to in Chapter 7, Stages on Life's Way?

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

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

7. What is inverted, according to Kierkegaard?

8. What is life according to Kierkegaard?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Kierkegaard takes a break from writing for a few years, while waiting for Bishop Mysnter to pass before publishing again. Examine the relationship between Mynster and Kierkegaard, using the text and secondary sources to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 2

Kierkegaard is considered the father of existentialism and maintained that the individual is responsible for giving life meaning. Discuss the tenets of existentialism and how it asserts the importance of human individuality.

Essay Topic 3

Kierkegaard focuses on works of love and how these are necessary for the Christian. Examine the Epistle of James and how this Scripture supports Kierkegaard's belief in the works of love and a Christian practical ethic.

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