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Soren Kierkegaard is the author of this book, but it is written under a pseudonym, Johannes de Silentio. What effect does these conditions of pseudonymity have on the status of Kierkegaard’s authorship? Why does he distance himself from the text in this way and what bearing does this have on his reading of the biblical text contained in the book?

This question asks readers to assess and evaluate the author’s position regarding his own authorship, and to connect that position to the content of the text itself.

Fear and Trembling is a philosophical book, but it is also a work of Christian theology. However, the author is not clear in the text about his own affiliation, i.e., whether this is work of Protestant or Catholic thinking. Given the books conclusion regarding Abraham’s father, where do you think the author would place himself with regard to these two strains of Christianity?

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