Item description for The Book on Adler : Kierkegaard's Writings, Vol 24 by Soren Kierkegaard, Howard Vincent Hong & Edna H. Hong...
Kierkegaard was driven to write "The Book on Adler" after news spread that a Danish pastor, Adolph P. Adler, claimed to have experienced a revelation in which Christ dictated a new doctrine. Like many others, Kierkegaard was intrigued by Adler--but for different reasons than most. Over the eight years during which Kierkegaard worked on the manuscript, the phenomenon of Adler became a concern secondary to the larger question of authority. Kierkegaard revised the manuscript many times, and published a segment of it as "The Difference between a Genius and an Apostle" in "Two Ethical-Religious Essays," but did not publish the work as a whole before his death. The latest integral version of "The Book on Adler" is included here, along with excerpts from the earlier drafts and a sampling of writing by Adler himself.
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Studio: Princeton University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.87" Width: 5.95" Height: 1.33" Weight: 1.44 lbs.
Release Date Apr 5, 1998
Publisher Princeton University Press
ISBN 0691032270 ISBN13 9780691032276
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More About Soren Kierkegaard, Howard Vincent Hong & Edna H. Hong
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...
Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy
Concluding Unscientific Postscripts to Philosophical Fragmen
Harperperennial Modern Thought
Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion (Hardcover)