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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 Kierkegaard argue cannot be improved or hurt by social organization?
2. What does Kierkegaard say of Two Discourses in his work?
3. How does Kierkegaard see the move towards equality as being?
4. Who does Kierkegaard argue a Christian must follow despite his being rejected by the world?
5. What does Kierkegaard aim to reduce with Two Discourses and Works of Love?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Kierkegaard claim happens when we relate to our true selves?
2. How does Kierkegaard define spirit and self in Chapter 13, The Sickness Unto Death?
3. What does Kierkegaard outline about the human heart in Chapter 10, Edifying Discourses?
4. What does Kierkegaard seek about the church at the end of The Attack Upon Christendom?
5. What does it mean to be a Christian according to Kierkegaard?
6. Why is Kierkegaard biased about the press?
7. What does Kierkegaard critique in Chapter 11, Works of Love?
8. What does Kierkegaard believe about Hegel's world of reason in Chapter 8, Concluding Unscientific Postscript?
9. What did Kierkegaard criticize about the sacraments?
10. Who died in 1854 in Chapter 17, The Attack Upon Christendom, and how was this person remembered?
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
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
Writing under the pseudonym, Climacus, Kierkegaard describes faith in the language of the absurd in the sense of the improbable. Discuss Kierkegaard's use of the term with that of Albert Camus's understanding. Use the text to support your discussion and examine the paradox created.
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