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Kierkegaard, Søren 1813-1855

Works: 8,592 works in 23,363 publications in 29 languages and 378,177 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Controversial literature  Diaries  Quotations  Drama 
Roles: Author, Dedicatee, Lyricist, Other, Editor, Honoree, Creator, Librettist, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, ed, Illustrator
Classifications: BR100, 198.9
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Most widely held works by Søren Kierkegaard
The concept of dread by Sren Kierkegaard( Book )

462 editions published between 1844 and 2015 in 20 languages and held by 4,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a translation of the Danish philosopher's 1844 treatise on anxiety, which he claimed could only be overcome through embracing it
Either/or by Sren Kierkegaard( Book )

103 editions published between 1944 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 3,717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophical writing that explores two distinct points of view and reflects on the search for a meaningful existence, Mozart, boredom, and other topics
Kierkegaard's Concluding unscientific postscript by Sren Kierkegaard( Book )

213 editions published between 1846 and 2010 in 11 languages and held by 3,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Besides a sense of personal loss at the death of David F. Swenson on February 11, 1940, I felt dismay that he had left unfinished his translation of the Unscientific Postscript. I had longed to see it published among the first of Kierkegaard's works in English. In the spring of 1935 it did not seem exorbitant to hope that it might be ready for the printer by the end of that year. For in March I learned from Professor Swenson that he had years before "done about two thirds of a rough translation." In 1937/38 he took a sabbatical leave from his university for the sake of finishing this work. Yet after all it was not finished- partly because Professor Swenson was already incapacitated by the illness which eventually resulted in his death; but also because he aimed at a degree of perfection which hardly can be reached by a translator. At one time he expressed to me his suspicion that perhaps, as in the translation of Kant's philosophy, it might require the cooperation of many scholars during several generations before the translation of Kierkegaard's terminology could be definitely settled. I hailed with joy this new apprehension, which promised a speedy conclusion of the work, and in the words of Luther I urged him to "sin boldly."
Practice in Christianity by Sren Kierkegaard( Book )

265 editions published between 1850 and 2011 in 12 languages and held by 3,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of the many works he wrote during 1848, Kierkegaard specified Practice in Christianity as "the most perfect and truest thing." In his reflections on such topics as Christ's invitation to the burdened, the imitatio Christi, the possibility of offense, and the exalted Christ, he takes as his theme the requirement of Christian ideality in the context of divine grace. Addressing clergy and laity alike, Kierkegaard asserts the need for institutional and personal admission of the accommodation of Christianity to the culture and to the individual misuse of grace. As a corrective defense, the book is an attempt to find, ideally, a basis for the established order, which would involve the order's ability to acknowledge the Christian requirement, confess its own distance from it, and resort to grace for support in its continued existence. At the same time the book can be read as the beginning of Kierkegaard's attack on Christendom. Because of the high ideality of the contents and in order to prevent the misunderstanding that he himself represented that ideality, Kierkegaard writes under a new pseudonym, Anti-Climacus.--From publisher's description
A Kierkegaard anthology by Sren Kierkegaard( Book )

41 editions published between 1936 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 3,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The selections in this book have been chosen, first, with a view to the only kind of reading which the editor of an anthology has any right to expect; but secondly, in the hope that possibly a few persons may read it through from beginning to end. So read, it gives a picture of Kierkegaard's intellectual and spiritual development from the age of twenty-one (the date of the first passage from the Journals) until his death a little over twenty years later. This picture is traced by the hand of S.K. himself in the excerpts taken from his various works and arranged (with one or two exceptions) in chronological order
Fear and trembling ; Repetition by Sren Kierkegaard( Book )

97 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the significance of the biblical story of the sacrifice of Isaac, and introduces the concept of the absurd
The concept of irony : with constant reference to Socrates by Sren Kierkegaard( Book )

141 editions published between 1841 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 2,682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het tweede deel van de dissertatie van de Deense filosoof (1813-1855)
Works of love : some Christian reflections in the form of discourses by Sren Kierkegaard( Book )

57 editions published between 1946 and 2009 in English and held by 2,605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The various kinds and conditions of love are a common theme for Kierkegaard, beginning with his early Either/Or, through "The Diary of the Seducer" and Judge William's eulogy on married love, to his last work, on the changelessness of God's love. Works of Love, the midpoint in the series, is also the monumental high point, because of its penetrating, illuminating analysis of the forms and sources of love. Love as feeling and mood is distinguished from works of love, love of the lovable from love of the unlovely, preferential love from love as the royal law, love as mutual egotism from triangular love, and erotic love from self-giving love." "This work is marked by Kierkegaard's Socratic awareness of the reader, both as the center of awakened understanding and as the initiator of action. Written to be read aloud, this book conveys a keenness of thought and an insightful, poetic imagination that make such an attentive approach richly rewarding. Works of Love not only serves as an excellent place to begin exploring the writings of Kierkegaard but also rewards many rereadings."--Jacket
Fear and trembling, and the sickness unto death by Sren Kierkegaard( Book )

45 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in English and held by 2,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The two books comprised in this volume are in greater demand than any other works of Kierkegaard. This preference is a credit to the public taste, for Kierkegaard himself called them "the most perfect books I have written," though in this commendation he included The Concept of Dread, and later stretched it to include Training in Christianity
The sickness unto death : a Christian psychological exposition for upbuilding and awakening by Sren Kierkegaard( Book )

157 editions published between 1865 and 2013 in 15 languages and held by 2,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 'sickness' which Kierkegaard's book refers to as 'unto death' is resistance to this belief. It is the inclination to accept that as far as the individual is concerned, death is indeed the end. Now why should Kierkegaard want to call that a sickness? After all, even in his own time there must have been people strong both in might and body who rejected the Christian teaching of sin and salvation, and who faced what they accepted as total extinction with equanimity. And today, of course, even in societies that once proudly professed Christian principles, the rejection of Christian belief--or at least the failure unequivocally to accept it--is the rule rather than the exception. So in what sense can the denial of Christian dogma constitute an illness?
Christian discourses ; The crisis and a crisis in the life of an actress by Sren Kierkegaard( Book )

147 editions published between 1848 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 2,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written in ordinary language, the work combines simplicity and inwardness with reflection and presents crucial Christian concepts and presuppositions with unusual clarity. Among the discourses are some of Kierkegaard's masterpieces
Philosophical fragments, or, A fragment of philosophy by Sren Kierkegaard( Book )

44 editions published between 1936 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kierkegaard's attack upon "Christendom," 1854-1855 by Sren Kierkegaard( Book )

39 editions published between 1941 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Purity of heart is to will one thing : spiritual preparation for the office of confession by Sren Kierkegaard( Book )

56 editions published between 1938 and 2014 in English and held by 1,683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although this little book (it can be called an occasional address, yet without having the occasion which produces the speaker and gives him authority, or the occasion which produces the reader and makes him eager to learn) is like a fantasy, like a dream by day as it confronts the relationships of actuality: yet it is not without assurance and not without hope of accomplishing its object. It is in search of that solitary "individual," to whom it wholly abandons itself, by whom it wishes to be received as if it had arisen within his own heart; that solitary "individual" whom with joy and gratitude I call my reader; that solitary "individual" who reads willingly and slowly, who reads over and over again, and who reads aloud- for his own sake. If it finds him, then in the distance of the separation the understanding is perfect, if he retains for himself both the distance and the understanding in the inwardness of appropriation
Sren Kierkegaard's journals and papers by Sren Kierkegaard( Book )

73 editions published between 1901 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Past Masters Sren Kierkegaard: Journals and Papers database is an electronic edition of the seven volume Sren Kierkegaard's Journals and Papers, published by Indiana University Press, 1967-1978, edited by Howard V. and Edna H. Hong
Two ages : the age of revolution and the present age : a literary review by Sren Kierkegaard( Book )

95 editions published between 1846 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eine zu Kierkegaards Zeit hochgeschätzte Schriftstellerin, der Öffentlichkeit nur bekannt als "Verfasser der Alltagsgeschichte", hatte im Jahr 1845 eine Novelle "Zwei Zeitalter" veröffentlicht, in der sie die Zeit der französischen Revolution mit ihrem opferbereiten Idealismus, aber auch ihrer moralischen Unbedenklichkeit der Gegenwart gegenüberstellte, die das Anstöige der Revolutionszeit vermeidet, der aber auch deren Schwung und Grozügigkeit fehlt. "Die Beschäftigung mit der so gestellten geschichtlichen Frage zwang Kierkegaard zu einer tieferen Besinnung über den Geist und die Entwicklungsrichtung seines eignen Zeitalters. Er entdeckte dabei als erster europäischer Schriftsteller, reichlich ein Menschenalter vor Nietzsche, da allen Anzeichen nach ein Zeitalter der Nivellierung aller Lebensunterschiede im Heraufzuge über Europa sei, und da das Verhältnis des Einzelnen zur Gemeinschaft durch diese Nivellierung grundstürzend sich verändern werde. Er hat, als dann die Revolution von 1848 ihm die ersten Bestätigungen seiner Analyse des Zeitalters zu bringen schien, auf diese seine Entdeckung die ausgereifte Gestalt seiner Lehre von "dem Einzelnen" aufgebaut. Man wird heute, reichlich hundert Jahre nach dem Erscheinen der kleinen Schrift, die auf die Analyse des Zeitalters sich beziehenden Partien nicht ohne Verwunderung über den unerhörten Scharfblick dieses Eingängers lesen." (E. Hirsch in der Einleitung) - Im Anhang sind aus den Tagebüchern Kierkegaards mitgeteilt "Reflexionen über Christentum und Naturwissenschaft", die wegen des ausgeprägten wissenstheoretischen Standpunktes seiner religionsphilosophischen Schriften von Interesse sind, sowie das Fragment eines letzten rein dichterischen Entwurfs, der "Lobrede auf das Spätjahr"
Diary of a seducer by Sren Kierkegaard( Book )

245 editions published between 1902 and 2014 in 21 languages and held by 1,390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the vast literature of love, The Seducer's Diary is an intricate curiosity--a feverishly intellectual attempt to reconstruct an erotic failure as a pedagogic success, a wound masked as a boast," observes John Updike in his foreword to Sren Kierkegaard's narrative. This work, a chapter from Kierkegaard's first major volume, Either/Or, springs from his relationship with his fiancée, Regine Olsen. Kierkegaard fell in love with the young woman, ten years his junior, proposed to her, but then broke off their engagement a year later. This event affected Kierkegaard profoundly. Olsen became a muse for him, and a flood of volumes resulted. His attempt to set right, in writing, what he feels was a mistake in his relationship with Olsen taught him the secret of "indirect communication." The Seducer's Diary, then, becomes Kierkegaard's attempt to portray himself as a scoundrel and thus make their break easier for her.--from publisher's description
Edifying discourses : a selection by Sren Kierkegaard( Book )

32 editions published between 1944 and 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential Kierkegaard by Sren Kierkegaard( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology containing substantial excerpts from the Danish philosopher's major works
Discourses at the Communion on Fridays by Sren Kierkegaard( Book )

46 editions published between 1851 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sren Kierkegaard's 13 communion discourses constitute a distinct genre among the various forms of religious writing composed by Kierkegaard. Originally published at different times and places, Kierkegaard himself believed that these discourses served as a unifying element in his work and were crucial for understanding his religious thought and philosophy as a whole. Written in an intensely personal liturgical context, the communion discourses prepare the reader for participation in this rite by emphasizing the appropriate posture for forgiveness of sins and confession
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Kierkegaard's Concluding unscientific postscript
Alternative Names
Afham, William 1813-1855


Anti-Climacus 1813-1855

Bogbinder, Hilarius 1813-1855

Buchbinder, Hilarius

Buchbinder, Hilarius 1813-1855

Chʻi-kʻo-kuo, 1813-1855

Climacus, Iohannes, pseud.

Climacus, Johannes.

Climacus Johannes 1813-1855

Constantin Constantinus.

Constantin Constantius 1813-1855

Constantinus, Constantin.

Constantinus, Constantin 1813-1855

Constantius, Constantin

Constantius Constantin 1813-1855

Constantius, Constantine

De Silentio, Johannes.

Eremita, Victor

Eremita Victor 1813-1855

Eremita, Viktor

Eremita, Viktor 1813-1855

Hafniensis, Vigilius, 1813-1855

Haufniensis, Vigilius

Haufniensis Vigilius 1813-1855

Hilarius Bogbinder, 1813-1855

Johannes Anti-Climacus

Johannes, Climacus

Johannes Climacus 1813-1855

Johannes de silentio

Johannes de Silentio 1813-1855

K'erkegor 1813-1855

K'erkegor, Seren

Kʹerkegor, Seren, 1813-1855


Kierkegaard, P. CH., 1813-1855

Kierkegaard, S.

Kierkegaard, S. 1813-1855

Kierkegaard, S ren

Kierkegaard, S. (Sren), 1813-1855

Kierkegaard, Severino

Kierkegaard Severino 1813-1855

Kierkegaard, Soeren.

Kierkegaard Soeren 1813-1855

Kierkegaard, Sren

Kierkegaard, Sren, 1813-1855.

Kierkegaard, Sren A. 1813-1855

Kierkegaard, Soren Aabye

Kierkegaard Sren Aabye 1813-1855

Kierkegaard, Sren (Sren Aabye), 1813-1855

Kierkegaard, St́ren 1813-1855

Kierkegaard, St́ren A. 1813-1855

K'i︠e︡rkegor, Sʹoren, 1813-1855

Kirkajurd, Surin

Kīrkajūrd, Sūrīn, 1813-1855

Kirkegaard, Soeren

Kirkegaard, Soeren, 1813-1855.

Kirkegor, Seren

Kirkegor, Seren 1813-1855

Ḳirḳegor, Sern, 1813-1855

Kirkegors, Sērens, 1813-1855

Kirukegōru, Sren, 1813-1855

Kjerkegaard, S. 1813-1855

Kjerkegor, Seren 1813-1855

K'jerkegor Sren

Kʻo-erh-kʻai-ko-erh, 1813-1855

Minor, Petrus 1813-1855

Notabene, Nicolaus 1813-1855

Notabene, Nikolaus 1813-1855

Sērens Kjerkegors

Severinus Kierkegaard

Silentio, Johannes de.

Silentio, Johannes de 1813-1855

Sren Aabye Kierkegaard

Sren Kierkegaard Danes a pilosopo

Sren Kierkegaard dnischer Philosoph, Essayist, Theologe und religiser Schriftsteller

Sren Kierkegaard Danish philosopher and theologian, founder of Existentialism

Sren Kierkegaard dnsk filosof a teolog

Sren Kierkegaard Deens filosoof

Sren Kierkegaard duński teolog i filozof

Sren Kierkegaard crivain, thologien protestant et philosophe danois

Sren Kierkegaard filosofo, teologo e scrittore danese

Sren Kierkegaard prolfico filsofo y telogo dans del siglo XIX

Sorn Kyerkeqor

Sūrīn Kīrkajūrd, 1813-1855

Victor, Eremita

Victor, Eremita 1813-1855

Vigilius Haufniensis

Vigilius Haufniensis 1813-1855

Σαίρεν Κίρκεγκωρ

Керкегор, Серен, 1813-1855

Киргегард, 1813-1855

Киргегард, Сэрен, 1813-1855

Киркегард, Сэрен, 1813-1855

Киркегор, Сёрен, 1813-1855

Кирхегардт, Сэрен, 1813-1855

Климакус, Йоханнес, 1813-1855

Констанций, Константин, 1813-1855

Кьеркегор, Сёрен

Кьеркегор, Сёрен, 1813-1855

Сeрен Кјеркегор дански филозоф

Сёрен Кьеркегор

Сёрен Кьеркегор Датский философ, протестантский теолог и писатель.

Серен К'єркегор

Серен Кјеркегор

Сёрэн Абю К’еркегор

Сёрэн Абю К'еркегор

Сьорен Киркегор

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סרן קירקגור

‏קירקגור, הדני סרן.

קירקגור, סורן

קירקגור, סירן

קירקגור, סירן, 1855־1813

קירקגור, סרן

קירקגורד, סרן, 1813־1855

سورن کییرکگور نویسنده، الهی‌دان، شاعر، و فیلسوف دانمارکی

سورين كيركاجرد، 1813-1855

سورين كيركغور

سۆرێن کیەرکێگۆر


كيركجرد، سورين، 1813-1855

كيركجور، سرن، 1813-1855

كيركجور، سورن، 1813-1855

كيركجورد، سورين، 1813-1855

सोरेन किर्केगार्द

সারেন কিয়েরকেগর

ਸੋਰੇਨ ਕਿਰਕੇਗਾਰਦ

സോറൻ കീർക്കെഗാഡ്

เซอเรน เคียร์เคอกอร์

სიორენ კირკეგორი

쇠렌 키르케고르

ሶረን ኬርከጋርድ


キェルケゴール, セーレン

キルケゴール, ゼーレン

キルケゴール, セーレン・オービュイ


克尓凯郭尓, 1813-1855


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Either/orKierkegaard's Concluding unscientific postscriptPractice in ChristianityA Kierkegaard anthologyFear and trembling ; RepetitionThe concept of irony : with constant reference to SocratesWorks of love : some Christian reflections in the form of discoursesThe sickness unto death : a Christian psychological exposition for upbuilding and awakening