A Kierkegaard Anthology Test | Final 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 in Chapter 14 say Kierkegaard thinks of Training in Christianity?

2. How long did reason-based and systematized thinking dominate European philosophy?

3. What does The Sickness Unto Death argue the self is?

4. What do Two Discourses and Works of Love have in common according to Robert Bretall in Chapter 15?

5. What does Hegel think truth is according to Chapter 8?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Kierkegaard express his hatred of in Chapter 15, The Journals?

2. What does Kierkegaard seek about the church at the end of The Attack Upon Christendom?

3. In Chapter 15, Two Discourses at the Communion of Fridays, what does Kierkegaard realize about himself?

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

5. What does Kierkegaard say Christianity offends?

6. When was Chapter 12, The Point of View For My Work as an Author published?

7. What does Kierkegaard believe about Hegel's world of reason in Chapter 8, Concluding Unscientific Postscript?

8. Why didn't Kierkegaard write anything between 1851 to 1854 according to Chapter 16, The Journals?

9. What did Kierkegaard criticize about the sacraments?

10. What does Kierkegaard declare of truth?

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

Examine what Christianity means for Kierkegaard. Compare his view of Christianity with that of paganism and pre-Christian religions. 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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