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Eighteen Upbuilding Discourses has 89 ratings and 4 reviews. Owen said: They weren’t kidding when they put Upbuilding in the title. I feel new neurolog. There is much to be learned philosophically from this volume, but philosophical instruction was not Kierkegaard’s aim here, except in the broad sense of. A few years after the publication of his six small volumes of upbuilding¹ discourses (), Søren Kierkegaard was faced with the question of whether to.

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It means to be made ready for the one relation which can be entered into only by the Single One, the one; the relation for whose man exists. For Kierkegaard, there are two types of religiousness, what he calls types A and B, which he later defines in Concluding Unscientific Postscript. From that same work Kierkegaard says, From the very beginning, I have stressed and repeated unchanged that I was “without authority. Oct 31, John Lucy rated it it was amazing. The word “upbuilding” was more in line with Kierkegaard’s thought afterwhen he wrote Christian discourses about suffering [6] and later Christian deliberations about works of love.

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One may even laugh a little now and then, if that helps make the thought clearer and more striking. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. I like Kierkegaard, okay? This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Nick Coffman rated it it was amazing Feb 04, The soul can obtain nothing through power; it is in the hands of an alien power. Most of the discourses have common elements.

The guy is great, his writings are greater. This self-contradiction is again expressed in the soul’s being stronger than the world through its weaknesses, in its being weaker than God through its strength, in its inability to gain anything but itself unless it wants to be deceived, and in its being able to gain itself only by losing itself p. His discourses stress love, joy, faith, gratitude, thanksgiving, peace, adversity, impartiality, and equality before God and recommends them to the single individual.


After a few little mistakes, through being deceived by a fleeting resemblance, it finally met that single individual whom I with joy and gratitude call my reader, that single individual it is seeking, to whom, so to speak, it stretches out its arms, that single individual who is favorably enough disposed to allow himself to be found, favorably enough disposed to receive it, whether at the time of the encounter it finds him cheerful and confident or “weary and pensive.

Much of his work deals with religious themes such as faith in God, the institution of the Christian Church, Christian ethics and theology, and the emotions and feelings of individuals when faced with life choices.

Third, they are meant for the “solitary individual”, who is the reader alone before his Maker.

Eighteen Upbuilding Discourses

Is that really such a problem? They are discourses, not sermons, since he lacked authority. In patience, the soul comes to terms with all its possessors, with the life of the world in that it sufferingly gains itself from it, with God in that it sufferingly accepts itself from him, with itself in that it itself retains what it simultaneously gives to both without anyone’s being able to deprive the soul of it—patience.

Upbuilding Discourses in Various Spirits, S. The Crisis and a Crisis in the Life of an Actress. So they all receive of the goods—this constitutes the commonality, but what is the difference?

James rated it really liked it Jun 15, The Eighteen Upbuilding Discourses Danish: Want to Read saving….

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Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. While his purpose for the pseudonyms was mainly to undermine the Hegelian “system” and an uncritical and dispassionate view of one’s relationship with God, the religious discourses, written to upbullding the philosophical works, served to underscore that Kierkegaard was a religious author from the beginning—a fact which was overlooked, and which he was disposed to point out. Articles containing Danish-language text.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. English translation Original Language: The years to were a period of intense literary activity for Kierkegaard, in which he produced his “authorship,” a series of writings of varying forms published under a series of fantastic pseudonyms.


Mar 22, Owen rated it it was amazing. He lived all his life on his inheritance, using it to finance his literary career. Kierkegaard’s Writings, I, Volume 1: And his strength comes out in this book in particular when he discusses phenomena of self-deception. Eighteen individual discourses, all based in Scripture, that will convince you by conviction to lead a more God-focused life.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Of course neither the God-man nor an apostle can have such a concern-but then I am just a poor human being. Would you like to tell us about a eighten price? It stood there like a humble little flower under the cover of the great forest, sought neither for its splendor nor its fragrance nor its food value.

First, they share the same dedication: Retrieved from ” https: Review “The definitive edition of the Writings. Let us, then, foolishly assume that God in heaven resembles a weak human being who does not have the heart to deny eternal salvation to anyone, whether one desires it or not—indeed, so weak that he forces it on everyone, as it were, whether one wishes it or not.

To ask other readers questions about Eighteen Upbuilding Discoursesplease sign up. Upbuildjng the ‘deliberation’ must first fetch them up the narrow cellar stairs, call upon them, and with truth’s dialectic turn their convenient ways of thought upside down VIII I A His later upbuilding works might be closer to religiousness B.

Two other discourses that might be of particular interest: Hong translated dscourses works again kierkegaard called them the Upbuilding Discourses.