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 argue man is not?

2. Why does Kierkegaard argue people convert for?

3. What does Kierkegaard say the Danish State Church is?

4. What does Kierkegaard resonate with concerning spirituality?

5. What does Christ's contemporary accept Christ despite of?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Kierkegaard see truth as?

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

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

4. What did Kierkegaard criticize about the sacraments?

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

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

7. What does Kierkegaard say Christianity offends?

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

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

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

Reflect how Kierkegaard rejects and critiques central Protestant teaching and why his beliefs resonate more with the Catholic church and monastic life. Use the text to provide examples in your discussion.

Essay Topic 3

Examine what Christianity means for Kierkegaard. Compare his view of Christianity with that of paganism and pre-Christian religions. Use the text to support your discussion.

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