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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Eghteen are discourses, not sermons, since upbuiling lacked authority. These discourses are not the same as a sermon because a sermon is preached to a congregation while a discourse can be carried on between several people or even with oneself.

For example someone who gives excuses, pretends to be resolute, but is in fact avoiding actually making a choice or commitment; or someone who is not patient but can nevertheless have the appearance of being so; or how “worldly wisdom” or sagacity, as it is translated in the book, becomes seductive traps on one’s way towards having faith in god To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Caleb Benadum rated it it was amazing Apr 04, Some of them become callously indifferent, virtually ridicule the weakling in their hearts; unconcerned about him, they look after their own affairs, exempt themselves from any prior concern about whether they are making themselves worthy of it and are not exploiting his goodness, exempt themselves from any subsequent concern about whether their thankfulness is appreciative of the giver and the gift.


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 accompany 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.

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These discourses or conversations should be “upbuilding”, which means one would build up the other person, or oneself, rather than tear down in order to build up. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. To Gain Ones Soul in Patience. It consists in a transformation or modification of the sense of guilt into the sense of sin, in which all continuity is broken off between the actual self and the ideal self, the temporal self and the eternal. It must therefore not so much evoke sympathy, assuage, comfort, persuade as arouse and vex people and sharpen their thoughts.

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Secondly, upbuildinng the prefaces to these works Kierkegaard defines his function and the function of the discourses. JL Vanderhoek rated it really liked it Jun 28, The distinctive feature of transcendent religion can be briefly stated. Hong, Princeton University Press, p.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Parallel to these, he wrote a series of shorter Edifying Discourses, quasi-sermons published under his own name. Discoursss Read Edit View history.

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What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This is one of Kierkegaard’s self-signed books, which basically means that it’s straight-forward and more devotional than creatively philosophical like his pseudonym writings. If the receiving of heaven’s salvation were like this, my listener, how would you wish to receive it? An edifying discourse upbuildimg love presupposes that people really know what love is and then seeks to win them for it, to move them.


Try the Kindle kierkeaard and kierkegazrd these great reading features: Kierkegaard continued writing religious discourses throughout his life. Swenson, as quoted by W. And his strength comes out in this book in particular when he discusses phenomena of self-deception. For more on his dual authorship see Kierkegaard’s Authorial Method.

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Within Denmark he was isolated and often despised, a man whose writings had little impact in his own day or for a long time afterward. The personality is invalidated, and thus made free from the law of God, because unable to comply with its demands.

For Kierkegaard, there are two types of religiousness, what he calls types A and B, which he later defines in Concluding Unscientific Postscript. I saw how it wended its way down solitary paths or walked solitary on public roads.