Kierkegaard's Writings, XVII, Volume 17: Christian Discourses: The Crisis and a Crisis in the Life of an Actress. (Kierkegaard's Writings)

Kierkegaard's Writings, XVII, Volume 17: Christian Discourses: The Crisis and a Crisis in the Life of an Actress. (Kierkegaard's Writings)

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

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First published in 1848, Christian Discourses is a quartet of pieces written and arranged in contrasting styles. Parts One and Three, "The Cares of the Pagans" and "Thoughts That Wound from Behind--for Upbuilding," serve as a polemical overture to Kierkegaard's collision with the established order of Christendom. Yet Parts Two and Four, "Joyful Notes in the Strife of Suffering" and "Discourses at the Communion on Fridays," are reassuring affirmations of the joy and blessedness of Christian life in a world of adversity and suffering. Written in ordinary language, the work combines simplicity and inwardness with reflection and presents crucial Christian concepts and presuppositions with unusual clarity. Kierkegaard continued in the pattern that he began with his first pseudonymous esthetic work, Either/Or, by pairing Christian Discourses with The Crisis, an unsigned esthetic essay on contemporary Danish actress Joanne Luise Heiberg.

About Author

Howard V. Hong, the former Director of the Howard and Edna Hong Kierkegaard Library at St. Olaf College, is the General Editor of Kierkegaard's Writings. Edna H. Hong is a poet, writer, and translator who has collaborated with Professor Hong on other English translations of Kierkegaard's work.


Historical IntroductionPt. 1The Cares of the Pagans3Introduction9IThe Care of Poverty13IIThe Care of Abundance23IIIThe Care of Lowliness37IVThe Care of Loftiness48VThe Care of Presumptuousness60VIThe Care of Self-Torment70VIIThe Care of Indecisiveness, Vacillation, and Disconsolateness81Pt. 2States of Mind in the Strife of Suffering93IThe Joy of It: That One Suffers Only Once But Is Victorious Eternally95IIThe Joy of It: That Hardship Does Not Take Away But Procures Hope106IIIThe Joy of It: That the Poorer You Become the Richer You Are Able to Make Others114IVThe Joy of It: That the Weaker You Become the Stronger God Becomes in You124VThe Joy of It: That What You Lose Temporally You Gain Eternally134VIThe Joy of It: That When I "Gain Everything" I Lose Nothing at All144VIIThe Joy of It: That Adversity Is Prosperity150Pt. 3Thoughts That Wound from Behind - for Upbuilding161IWatch Your Step When You Go to the House of the Lord163II"See, We Have Left Everything and Followed You; What Shall We Have?" (Matthew 19:27) - and What Shall We Have?176IIIAll Things Must Serve Us for Good - When We Love God188IVThere Will Be the Resurrection of the Dead, of the Righteous - and of the Unrighteous202VWe Are Closer to Salvation Now - Than When We Became Believers214VIBut It Is Blessed - to Suffer Mockery for a Good Cause222VIIHe Was Believed in the World234Pt. 4Discourses at the Communion on Fridays247Preface249ILuke 22:15251IIMatthew 11:28262IIIJohn 10:27268IVI Corinthians 11:23275VII Timothy 2:12-13282VII John 3:20289VIILuke 24:51296The Crisis and a Crisis in the Life of an Actress301Addendum: Phister as Captain Scipio327Supplement345Editorial Appendix429Notes439Bibliographical Note467Index469

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  • ISBN13: 9780691140780
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 512
  • ID: 9780691140780
  • weight: 624
  • ISBN10: 0691140782
  • translations: English
  • language of text: English

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