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 is Kierkegaard feeling at the start of The Journals?

2. What do many intellectuals agree on in the 19th century concerning the universe?

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

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

5. What does Kierkegaard say of the truth that teaches and builds up the human person in Two Edifying Discourses?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the prophecy in Chapter 5, Repetition come to pass?

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

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

4. What does Kierkegaard believe about truth in Two Edifying Discourses?

5. What do those at the banquet held in Chapter 7, Stages on Life's Way find?

6. What did Kierkegaard distinguish between in Chapter 2, Either/Or, A Fragment of Life?

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

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

9. What theme do the letters prefigure?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the definition of truth in relation to faith, truth being "an objective uncertainty held fast" and that "without risk, there is no faith." Use the text to discuss the interplay of truth and faith in the Kierkegaard Anthology.

Essay Topic 2

Kierkegaard examines how Christ is the only true teacher because only he lacks error. Examine the illustration that Kierkegaard uses to demonstrate this belief and analyze its purpose. Use the text to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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