A Kierkegaard Anthology - Chapter 10, Purity of Heart, Edifying Discourses in Various Spirits, Chapter 11, Works of Love, Chapter 12, The Point of View For My Work as an Author Summary & Analysis

Robert W. Bretall
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Kierkegaard routinely publishes small groups of writings concerning Biblical texts that came out under his name. They are direct communications. The pseudonymous works aim to capture Kierkegaard the man, but in direct communication he aims at persuasion and wants the works read aloud. However, the discourses have a great deal of thoughtful content. Purity of Heart is a good case because it outlines a value theory and religious psychology. Yet the aim of the work is concrete. Kierkegaard tries to outline how the human heart makes excuses for itself and avoids embracing loving God above all things. Pleasure becomes...

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