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. How does Kierkegaard characterize his interpretation of the facts after his conversion?

2. With what book does Kierkegaard's work reach maturity according to Robert Bretall in Chapter 6?

3. Where does the idea of Repetition derive from?

4. What does Kierkegaard argue major choices in life are choices of?

5. What book sets the stage for Kierkegaard's mature work?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What did Kierkegaard have a radical hatred for?

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

5. How does the young hero depicted in Chapter 5, Repetition, resonate with Kierkegaard?

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

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

8. What is inverted, according to Kierkegaard?

9. Who is Regina Olsen?

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

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

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 3

Kierkegaard discusses the hazards in newspapers and in media. Discuss why the press is considered the heart of the public, yet appeals to the worst in humanity. Use the text to support your discussion.

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