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 does Kierkegaard resonate with concerning spirituality?

2. Who is still famous for maintaining the doctrine of Justification by Faith against the Catholic view of merit and indulgence?

3. What does Robert Bretall in Chapter 17 argue Kierkegaard's The Attack Upon Christendom attacks?

4. What does Kierkegaard realize in "Rest at the foot of the altar"?

5. What does Kierkegaard argue must be separated from society and reason?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. What does Kierkegaard see truth as?

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

Discuss Kierkegaard's definition of sin and how it is related to despair. Examine why sin is a problem, what the opposite of sin is, and how people may overcome sinfulness. Use the text to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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