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 use the book review for?

2. What does Kierkegaard aim to reduce with Two Discourses and Works of Love?

3. Which of Freud's ideas does Kierkegaard prefigure in The Sickness Unto Death?

4. How long did reason-based and systematized thinking dominate European philosophy?

5. What does Chapter 8 say about Hegel and his followers?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What does Kierkegaard say Christianity offends?

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

6. Why is Kierkegaard biased about the press?

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

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

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

10. How does Kierkegaard define spirit and self in Chapter 13, The Sickness Unto Death?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Practice in Christianity exposes Kierkegaard's belief regarding the religious individual, particularly in imitating Christ to become a Christian, as well as the paradox of the incarnation. Examine Kierkegaard's definition of a Christian, using the text to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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