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 think Bishop Mynster did not witness?

2. What does Kierkegaard argue would negate him?

3. What does Kierkegaard argue man is not?

4. Who wrote the preface of Two Discourses?

5. What does Kierkegaard argue antiquity was ruled by?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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 Kierkegaard critique in Chapter 11, Works of Love?

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

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

8. What does Kierkegaard see truth as?

9. What does Kierkegaard find outrageous and upsetting?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Kierkegaard refutes the philosophy of Hegel and though he may admire Hegel's intellect, Kierkegaard thought he contradicted himself. Discuss the differences and similarities between Hegel and Kierkegaard. Use the text to support your comparison.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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