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. Where does Kierkegaard argue truth is found?

2. Who wrote the preface of Two Discourses?

3. When does Kierkegaard argue that action is only comprehensible?

4. What does Kierkegaard aim to reduce with Two Discourses and Works of Love?

5. According to Robert Bretall in Chapter 11, what does Kierkegaard see the truth as?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Kierkegaard critique in Chapter 11, Works of Love?

2. What does Kierkegaard say about the individual?

3. What does Kierkegaard say Christianity offends?

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

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

6. What does Kierkegaard believe about modern Christianity?

7. What hazard does Kierkegaard expose in Chapter 9, The Present Age?

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

9. What does Kierkegaard declare of truth?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine how Kierkegaard defines the spirit and the self and how man contains both the infinite and the finite. Use the text to support your discussion.

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

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.

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