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 Robert Bretall say Kierkegaard is in the Two Edifying Discourses?

2. What do The Journals say Kierkegaard feels?

3. What does Kierkegaard argue the truth is outside of?

4. What is the name of the first volume of Either/Or?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does Kierkegaard find outrageous and upsetting?

4. What theme do the letters prefigure?

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

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

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

8. What does Kierkegaard declare of truth?

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

10. What, according to Kierkegaard, can generate true knowledge of the validity of Christianity?

Essay 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

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 3

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.

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