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. Who is the criticism of Kierkegaard targeted at?

2. What other work does Kierkegaard produce during the period in which he writes The Journals?

3. What novel does Robert Bretall in Chapter 9 say Kierkegaard reviewed after the publication of Concluding Unscientific Postscript?

4. What does Kierkegaard focus on in Two Discourses?

5. How does Kierkegaard see the move towards equality as being?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Kierkegaard criticize about the sacraments?

2. What does Kierkegaard claim happens when we relate to our true selves?

3. What does Kierkegaard say about the individual?

4. How does Kierkegaard define spirit and self in Chapter 13, The Sickness Unto Death?

5. What does Kierkegaard find outrageous and upsetting?

6. What does the existence of man contradict, according to Kierkegaard?

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

8. What does Kierkegaard say Christianity offends?

9. Who died in 1854 in Chapter 17, The Attack Upon Christendom, and how was this person remembered?

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

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 is considered the father of existentialism and maintained that the individual is responsible for giving life meaning. Discuss the tenets of existentialism and how it asserts the importance of human individuality.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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