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Either/Or, Part I (International Kierkegaard Commentary, Volume 3) [Hardcover]

By Soren Kierkegaard (Author), George Howard (Author) & Shem Tov Ibn Shaprut (Author)
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For the first time in English the world community of scholars is systematically assembling and presenting the results of recent research in the vast literature of Soren Kierkegaard. Based on the definitive English edition of Kierkegaard's works by Princeton University Press, this series of commentaries addresses all the published texts of the influential Danish philosopher and theologian.

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Studio: Mercer University Press
Pages   296
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.31" Width: 6.36" Height: 0.87"
Weight:   1.31 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Dec 31, 1995
Publisher   Mercer University Press
ISBN  0865544700  
ISBN13  9780865544703  

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More About Soren Kierkegaard, George Howard & Shem Tov Ibn Shaprut

Soren Kierkegaard Søren Aabye Kierkegaard (5 May 1813 – 11 November 1855) was a Danish philosopher, theologian, poet, social critic, and religious author who is widely considered to be the first existentialist philosopher. He wrote critical texts on organized religion, Christendom, morality, ethics, psychology and philosophy of religion, displaying a fondness for metaphor, irony and parables. Much of his philosophical work deals with the issues of how one lives as a "single individual", giving priority to concrete human reality over abstract thinking, and highlighting the importance of personal choice and commitment. He was a fierce critic of idealist intellectuals and philosophers of his time, such as Swedenborg, Hegel, Goethe, Fichte, Schelling, Schlegel, and Hans Christian Andersen.

His theological work focuses on Christian ethics, the institution of the Church, the differences between purely objective proofs of Christianity, the infinite qualitative distinction between man and God, and the individual's subjective relationship to Jesus Christ, the God-Man, which came through faith. Much of his work deals with the art of Christian love. He was extremely critical of the practice of Christianity as a state religion, primarily that of the Church of Denmark. His psychological work explored the emotions and feelings of individuals when faced with life choices.

Soren Kierkegaard was born in 1813 and died in 1855.

Soren Kierkegaard has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy
  2. Concluding Unscientific Postscripts to Philosophical Fragmen
  3. Harper Torchbooks
  4. Harperperennial Modern Thought
  5. Kierkegaard's Writings (Paperback)
  6. New York Review Books (Paperback)
  7. Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)
  8. Penguin Classics
  9. Phoenix Books

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This book is revolutionary for NT studies  Feb 3, 2000
All of our canonical gospels were written originally in Greek. This is what everyone in the academe thinks, and everyone in the academe thinks so because all the evidence points this way, and no evidence indicates otherwise. And no evidence indicates otherwise because everyone thinks that anything that might indicate otherwise does not really counts as evidence?

In spite of the fact that everyone thinks that Yeshu and friends and most of the earliest Christians all spoke primarily if not exclusively a Semitic tongue, everyone also thinks that all of our canonical gospels were authored originally in Greek. Somehow this always seemed a little doubtful to me; something just didn't make sense here. Well, now that I looked into this mater for myself, what do we have? There's this highly intriguing Hebrew gospel of Matthew, as preserved in a medieval work by Shem-Tob ben-Shaprut, that seems quite early.

Prof. George Howard has done a lot of work on this gospel, and his book shows it. He saved HebMt from its undeserved obscurity.

Shem-Tob Ben Yitzach ben-Shaprut, a Jewish scholar working in Spain, preserved this document in his polemical treatise EVAN BOHAN that dates to the 14th century (ca 1380 C.E.). It is now agreed upon almost universally that Shem-Tob did not make the translation himself. He received the Hebrew text from some previous tradents, most likely Jewish. So who prepared the translation, and when? Or is it really a translation? Maybe it's the real thing? Perhaps it is the Greek Mt that was the translation from the Hebrew? And what does this mysterious gospel do to the Synoptic problem, and to the theorising about the HJ?

After reading Howard's book, it seems to me that some of the answers to these questions may lie on the surface, while others still remain hazy and need more research. Nevertheless, it seems reasonably clear that the Hebrew text was not the product of some medieval translator. At least some parts of this text, indeed, seem to go back to early antiquity. In my view, the Hebrew Gospel of Matthew is now well on its way towards making a revolution in biblical scholarsip. The wheels of academic scholarship grind slowly, but eventually they always produce results, and good evidence always finds acceptance in the end.

Unfortunately not enough attention is given to this text so far. Buy this book and read it. This is a very important book.



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