The first comprehensive introduction to cover the entire span of Kierkegaard's authorship.* Explores how the two strands of his writing-religious discourses and pseudonymous literary creations-influenced each other* Accompanies the reader chronologically through all the philosopher's major works, and integrates his writing into his biography* Employs a unique "how to" approach to help the reader discover individual texts on their own and to help them closely examine Kierkegaard's language* Presents the literary strategies employed in Kierkegaard's work to give the reader insight into subtext
M. Jamie Ferreira is the Carolyn M. Barbour Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. She holds a Ph.D. in the Philosophy of Religion from Princeton University, has taught Religious Studies and Philosophy for 30 years, was president of the Soren Kierkegaard Society and has been a Visiting Professor and Research Associate at the Soren Kierkegaard Research Center at the University of Copenhagen. She is the author of Doubt and Religious Commitment: The Role of the Will in Newman's Thought (1980); Scepticism and Reasonable Doubt (1986); Transforming Vision: Imagination and Will in Kierkegaardian Faith (1991); and Love's Grateful Striving: A Commentary on Kierkegaard's Works of Love (2001).
Preface. List of Abbreviations. 1. Introduction: Reading Kierkegaard. 2. Either - Or and the First Upbuilding Discourses. 3. Repetition, Fear and Trembling, and More Discourses. 4. Philosophical Fragments, The Concept Of Anxiety, and Discourses. 5. Concluding Unscientific Postscript and Two Ages. 6. Works of Love, Discourses, and Other Writings. 7. The Sickness unto Death and Discourses. 8. Practice in Christianity, Discourses, and the "Attack". 9. Looking Back and Looking Ahead. Index