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. According to Robert Bretall in Chapter 11, what does Kierkegaard see the truth as?

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

3. What does Kierkegaard argue Hegel's vision of the world of reason does to the idea of possibility?

4. What does Kierkegaard argue would negate him?

5. How does Kierkegaard describe what Christians call sin?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What must individuality be separated from according to Chapter 8, Concluding Unscientific Postscript?

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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.

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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