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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 say of Two Discourses in his work?
2. What does Robert Bretall in Chapter 17 say do not really fit together?
3. What does Kierkegaard claim concerning man and the self in The Sickness Unto Death?
4. What does Robert Bretall in Chapter 13 argue The Sickness Unto Death tries to understand?
5. What does Kierkegaard argue is the heart of the public?
Short Essay Questions
1. What must individuality be separated from according to Chapter 8, Concluding Unscientific Postscript?
2. What does it mean to be a Christian according to Kierkegaard?
3. What does Kierkegaard say about the individual?
4. What does Kierkegaard see truth as?
5. What does Kierkegaard believe about Hegel's world of reason in Chapter 8, Concluding Unscientific Postscript?
6. What does Kierkegaard critique in Chapter 11, Works of Love?
7. If you are a Christian, what are you not doing according to Kierkegaard in Chapter 14, Training in Christianity?
8. What does Kierkegaard find outrageous and upsetting?
9. What does Kierkegaard seek about the church at the end of The Attack Upon Christendom?
10. What does man contain, according to Kierkegaard?
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 focuses on works of love and how these are necessary for the Christian. Examine the Epistle of James and how this Scripture supports Kierkegaard's belief in the works of love and a Christian practical ethic.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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