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. How do the common people see Kierkegaard according to Chapter 9?

2. What period do The Journals cover?

3. What does Robert Bretall in Chapter 11 say about the views of Kierkegaard on Christianity the year before he dies?

4. What does Robert Bretall in Chapter 17 say do not really fit together?

5. What does Kierkegaard argue is the heart of the public?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. What does Kierkegaard find outrageous and upsetting?

7. What does Kierkegaard see truth as?

8. What does Kierkegaard critique in Chapter 11, Works of Love?

9. What, according to Kierkegaard, can generate true knowledge of the validity of Christianity?

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

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 discusses the hazards in newspapers and in media. Discuss why the press is considered the heart of the public, yet appeals to the worst in humanity. Use the text to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 3

Kierkegaard focuses heavily on Abraham and Isaac while discussing the aesthetic life. Examine Kierkegaard's definition of the aesthetic life and compare the three stages of life outlined by Kierkegaard. Use the text to support your discussion.

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