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Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling
A Critical Guide


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Daniel Conway, Alastair Hannay, Jacob Howland, Claire Carlisle, C. Stephen Evans, John Davenport, Sharon Krishek, John Lippitt, Rick Anthony Furtak, Edward F. Mooney, Dana Lloyd, Anthony Rudd, Jeffrey Hanson, Vanessa Rumble
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  • Date Published: March 2018
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108454131

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  • Written by an international team of contributors, this book offers a fresh set of interpretations of Fear and Trembling, which remains Kierkegaard's most influential and popular book. The chapters provide incisive accounts of the psychological and epistemological presuppositions of Fear and Trembling; of religious experience and the existential dimension of faith; of Kierkegaard's understanding of the relationship between faith and knowledge; of the purported and real conflicts between ethics and religion; of Kierkegaard's interpretation of the value of hope, trust, love and other virtues; of Kierkegaard's debts to German idealism and Protestant theology; and of his seminal contributions to the fields of psychology, existential phenomenology and literary theory. This volume will be of great interest to scholars and upper-level students of Kierkegaard studies, the history of philosophy, theology and religious studies.

    • Presents a fresh set of interpretations of Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling
    • Takes a wide-ranging look at Fear and Trembling in its entirety, providing a platform for Kierkegaard scholars from multiple traditions and approaches
    • Offers a balanced treatment of Kierkegaard's arguments and their context
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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2018
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108454131
    • length: 292 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 153 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.45kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Daniel Conway
    1. Homing in on Fear and Trembling Alastair Hannay
    2. Fear and Trembling's 'Attunement' as midrash Jacob Howland
    3. Johannes de silentio's dilemma Claire Carlisle
    4. Can an admirer of silentio's Abraham consistently believe that child sacrifice is forbidden? C. Stephen Evans
    5. Eschatological faith and repetition: Kierkegaard's Abraham and Job John Davenport
    6. The existential dimension of faith Sharon Krishek
    7. Learning to hope: the role of hope in Fear and Trembling John Lippitt
    8. On being moved and hearing voices: passion and religious experience in Fear and Trembling Rick Anthony Furtak
    9. Birth, love, and hybridity: Fear and Trembling and the Symposium Edward F. Mooney and Dana Lloyd
    10. Narrative unity and the moment of crisis in Fear and Trembling Anthony Rudd
    11. Particularity and ethical attunement: situating Problema III Daniel Conway
    12. 'He speaks in tongues': hearing the truth of Abraham's words of faith Jeffrey Hanson
    13. Why Moriah?: weaning and the trauma of transcendence in Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling Vanessa Rumble.

  • Editor

    Daniel Conway, Texas A & M University
    Daniel Conway is Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Texas A & M University. He is the author of many books including Nietzsche's Dangerous Game (Cambridge, 1997), Nietzsche and the Political (1997), and Nietzsche's On the Genealogy of Morals: A Reader's Guide (2008). He has also edited and co-edited several volumes including Søren Kierkegaard: Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers (2002) and The History of Continental Philosophy, Volume II (with Alan D. Schrift, 2010).


    Daniel Conway, Alastair Hannay, Jacob Howland, Claire Carlisle, C. Stephen Evans, John Davenport, Sharon Krishek, John Lippitt, Rick Anthony Furtak, Edward F. Mooney, Dana Lloyd, Anthony Rudd, Jeffrey Hanson, Vanessa Rumble

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