A Kierkegaard Anthology Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

Robert W. Bretall
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 meditate on in Fear and Trembling?

2. How many realms does Stages on Life's Way discuss?

3. Outside of what does Fear and Trembling not make sense?

4. What does Kierkegaard think will happen with what his family received?

5. What does Kierkegaard argue is merely foreshadowed in Stages on Life's Way?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Kierkegaard believe about modern Christianity?

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

3. Who is Regina Olsen?

4. What does Kierkegaard say Christianity offends?

5. What does Kierkegaard aim to do in Chapter 15, Two Discourses at the Communion on Fridays?

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

7. What must individuality be separated from according to Chapter 8, Concluding Unscientific Postscript?

8. How is truth discovered according to Two Edifying Discourses?

9. What does man contain, according to Kierkegaard?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Writing under the pseudonym, Climacus, Kierkegaard describes faith in the language of the absurd in the sense of the improbable. Discuss Kierkegaard's use of the term with that of Albert Camus's understanding. Use the text to support your discussion and examine the paradox created.

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

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.

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