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 type of text does Kierkegaard routinely publish under his own name according to Robert Bretall in Chapter 10?

2. Who did Kierkegaard receive communion from on his death bed?

3. What does Kierkegaard argue people think about Christ teachings?

4. What does Kierkegaard think of Bishop Mynster's sermons?

5. What does Kierkegaard argue is required to be Christ's contemporary?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does it mean to be a Christian according to Kierkegaard?

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

3. How does Kierkegaard divide history in Chapter 9, The Present Age?

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

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

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

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

8. What does Kierkegaard say about the individual?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Kierkegaard refutes the philosophy of Hegel and though he may admire Hegel's intellect, Kierkegaard thought he contradicted himself. Discuss the differences and similarities between Hegel and Kierkegaard. Use the text to support your comparison.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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