Kierkegaard's Writings, XV, Volume 15: Upbuilding Discourses in Various Spirits (Kierkegaard's Writings)

Kierkegaard's Writings, XV, Volume 15: Upbuilding Discourses in Various Spirits (Kierkegaard's Writings)

By: Soren Kierkegaard (author), Howard V. Hong (editor_and_translator), Edna H. Hong (editor_and_translator)Paperback

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In his praise for Part I of Upbuilding Discourses in Various Spirits, the eminent Kierkegaard scholar Eduard Geismar said, "I am of the opinion that nothing of what he has written is to such a degree before the face of God. Anyone who really wants to understand Kierkegaard does well to begin with it." These discourses, composed after Kierkegaard had initially intended to end his public writing career, constitute the first work of his "second authorship." Characterized by Kierkegaard as ethical-ironic, Part One, "Purity of Heart Is to Will One Thing," offers a penetrating discussion of double-mindedness and ethical integrity. Part Two, "What We Learn from the Lilies in the Field and from the Birds of the Air," humorously exposes an inverted qualitative difference between the learner and the teacher. In Part Three, "The Gospel of Sufferings, Christian Discourses," the philosopher explores how joy can come out of suffering.


*Frontmatter, pg. i*Contents, pg. v*Historical Introduction, pg. ix*Preface, pg. 3*On The Occasion Of A Confession, pg. 7*Preface, pg. 157*I. [To Be Contented with Being a Human Being], pg. 159*II. [How Glorious It Is to Be a Human Being], pg. 183*III. [What Blessed Happiness Is Promised in Being a Human Being], pg. 201*Preface, pg. 215*I. [What Meaning and What Joy There Are in the Thought of Following Christ], pg. 217*II. [But How Can the Burden Be Light If the Suffering Is Heavy?], pg. 230*III. [The Joy of It That the School of Sufferings Educates for Eternity], pg. 248*IV. [The Joy of It That in Relation to God a Person Always Suffers as Guilty], pg. 264*V. [The Joy of It That It Is Not the Road That Is Hard but That Hardship Is the Road], pg. 289*VI. [The Joy of It That the Happiness of Eternity Still Outweighs Even the Heaviest Temporal Suffering], pg. 306*VII. [The Joy of It That Bold Confidence Is Able in Suffering to Take Power from the World and Has the Power to Change Scorn into Honor, Downfall into Victory], pg. 321*Key to References, pg. 343*Original Common Title Page and Part Title Pages, pg. 346*Selected Entries from Kierkegaard's Journals and Papers Pertaining to Upbuilding Discourses in Various Spirits, pg. 354*Acknowledgments, pg. 397*Collation of Upbuilding Discourses in Various Spirits in the Danish Editions of Kierkegaard's Collected Works, pg. 401*Notes, pg. 405*Bibliographical Note, pg. 423*Index, pg. 425*Advisory Board, pg. 443

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  • translations: English
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