Eighteen Upbuilding Discourses has 89 ratings and 4 reviews. Owen said: They weren’t kidding when they put Upbuilding in the title. I feel new neurolog. There is much to be learned philosophically from this volume, but philosophical instruction was not Kierkegaard’s aim here, except in the broad sense of. A few years after the publication of his six small volumes of upbuilding¹ discourses (), Søren Kierkegaard was faced with the question of whether to.

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Chazz rated it it was amazing May 12, The reason I have always spoken of myself as being without authority is that I personally have felt that there was too much of the poetic in me, furthermore that I feel aided by something higher, and also that I am put together backwards, but then, too, because I perceive that the profound suffering of my life and also my guilt make me need an enormous measure of Christianity, while at the same time I am fearful of making it too heavy for someone who may not need so great a measure.

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Craig rated it it was amazing Aug 31, Some discourses I particularly enjoyed with short comments: So the ‘deliberation’ must first fetch them up the narrow cellar stairs, call upon them, and with truth’s dialectic turn their convenient ways of thought upside down VIII I A Mark rated it it was amazing Dec 05, But that, indeed, is not the case.


To the late Michael Pedersen Kierkegaard formerly a clothing merchant here in the city, my father, these discourses are dedicated. The Expectancy of an Eternal Salvation. But just as that which has been communicated the idea of the religious has been cast entirely into reflection and taken back again out of reflection, so also the communication has been decisively marked by reflectionor the form of communication used is that of reflection.

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Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Though these works are religious in nature, they are not devoid of philosophy. Think you’re already doing that? Crossing the boundaries of philosophy, theology, psychology, and literature, he is an influential figure in contemporary thought. The Journals Writing Sampler.

Privately, he had a religious plan from the start.

Upbuilding Discourses in Various Spirits, S. Eighteen individual discourses, ubpuilding based in Scripture, that will convince you by conviction to lead a more God-focused life.

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Princeton University Pubuilding November 1, Language: His later upbuilding works might be closer to religiousness B. But it is distinguished from religion B, kierjegaard transcendent religion, in that the tie which binds the individual to the divine is still, in spite of all tension, essentially intact Hong translated the works again but called them the Upbuilding Discourses.

An upbuilding discourse is meant to persuade, move, soften and reassure. Two other discourses that might be of particular interest: Within Denmark he was isolated and often despised, a man whose writings had little impact in his own day or for a long time afterward.


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They are discourses, not sermons, since he lacked authority. Hong points out, Kierkegaard distinguished between a “deliberation” and an “upbuilding discourse”.

Inasmuch as in being published it is in a figurative sense starting a journey, I let my eyes follow it for a little while. The soul can obtain nothing through power; it is in the hands of eightren alien power. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Andrew rated it it was amazing Mar 14, Kierkegaard was persuaded that in his time people took the meaning of the Christian life for granted, allowing all kinds of worldly and pagan ways of thinking and living to pass for Christian. Keith rated it it was amazing Mar 09, Four Upbuilding Discourses, While his purpose for the pseudonyms was mainly to undermine the Hegelian “system” and an uncritical and dispassionate view of one’s relationship with God, the religious discourses, written to accompany the philosophical works, served to underscore that Kierkegaard was a religious author from the beginning—a fact which was overlooked, and which he was disposed to point out.

And if you know what’s good for you then you’ll read this book. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Most of the discourses have common elements. JL Vanderhoek rated it really liked it Jun 28,