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 novel does Robert Bretall in Chapter 9 say Kierkegaard reviewed after the publication of Concluding Unscientific Postscript?

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

3. Why does Kierkegaard argue people convert for?

4. What do Two Discourses and Works of Love have in common according to Robert Bretall in Chapter 15?

5. How does Kierkegaard see the move towards equality as being?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Kierkegaard say Christianity offends?

3. What does Kierkegaard find outrageous and upsetting?

4. What does Kierkegaard say about the individual?

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

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

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

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

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

10. What does the existence of man contradict, according to Kierkegaard?

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 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.

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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