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 is the title of the conclusion of Concluding Unscientific Postscript?

2. What are Kierkegaard's political views?

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

4. Where does Kierkegaard argue truth is found?

5. What does The Sickness Unto Death define?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What does Kierkegaard say Christianity offends?

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

6. What does Kierkegaard say about the individual?

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

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

9. What did Kierkegaard criticize about the sacraments?

10. What does Kierkegaard believe about modern Christianity?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Kierkegaard focuses on works of love and how these are necessary for the Christian. Examine the Epistle of James and how this Scripture supports Kierkegaard's belief in the works of love and a Christian practical ethic.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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