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 Chapter 8 say about Hegel and his followers?

2. When does Kierkegaard argue that action is only comprehensible?

3. What does Robert Bretall in Chapter 14 say Kierkegaard thinks of Training in Christianity?

4. Why does Kierkegaard argue people convert for?

5. What does Kierkegaard argue antiquity was ruled by?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Kierkegaard believe about modern Christianity?

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

4. What does Kierkegaard say about the individual?

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

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

7. What does Kierkegaard outline about the human heart in Chapter 10, Edifying Discourses?

8. What does Kierkegaard find outrageous and upsetting?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Kierkegaard discusses the hazards in newspapers and in media. Discuss why the press is considered the heart of the public, yet appeals to the worst in humanity. Use the text to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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