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

3. Why does Kierkegaard argue people convert for?

4. What does Chapter 8 say about Hegel and his followers?

5. What does Robert Bretall in Chapter 11 say Kierkegaard rejects and critiques?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Kierkegaard say Christianity offends?

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

3. If you are a Christian, what are you not doing according to Kierkegaard in Chapter 14, Training in Christianity?

4. What does Kierkegaard believe about modern Christianity?

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

6. What must individuality be separated from according to Chapter 8, Concluding Unscientific Postscript?

7. What did Kierkegaard criticize about the sacraments?

8. What does Kierkegaard find outrageous and upsetting?

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

10. What does Kierkegaard outline about the human heart in Chapter 10, Edifying Discourses?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Kierkegaard's view of Socrates and examine similarities between Socrates and Kierkegaard. Use the text to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 2

Examine Kierkegaard's relationship with Regina and discuss what prevented him from continuing his relationship. Discuss why he believed he manipulated her into falling in love with him. 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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