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Lowrie, Walter 1868-1959

Overview
Works: 112 works in 815 publications in 5 languages and 22,884 library holdings
Genres: History  Sermons  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Controversial literature  Illustrations 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, tra, Contributor
Classifications: BR100, 198.9
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Walter Lowrie
Kierkegaard's Concluding unscientific postscript by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

42 editions published between 1941 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,742 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."
Kierkegaard's attack upon "Christendom," 1854-1855 by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

32 editions published between 1941 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short life of Kierkegaard by Walter Lowrie( Book )

83 editions published between 1942 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This little book, being simply a biography, may perhaps be more lucid than the other, in which it was sometimes difficult to see the forest for the trees. Having devoted myself for a month last year to the unaccustomed task of writing a mystery story, I may perhaps have learned to make the big events in S.K's life more thrilling than they were. And perhaps after spending the last six years translating the greater part of S.K's works I have learned to know him better than I did at first. At all events, this little book is not merely an abstract or condensation of the bigger one. It has been written afresh from beginning to end, and barely half a page here and there has been copied- except, of course, the quotations from S.K., and they have been carefully revised
Practice in Christianity by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

51 editions published between 1940 and 2004 in English and held by 1,642 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
Art in the early church. 500 illus by Walter Lowrie( Book )

50 editions published between 1947 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stages on life's way by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

17 editions published between 1940 and 1969 in English and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Repetition; an essay in experimental psychology by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

29 editions published between 1941 and 1964 in English and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christian discourses ; The crisis and a crisis in the life of an actress by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

24 editions published between 1939 and 1974 in English and held by 1,041 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
On authority and revelation: The book on Adler, or A Cycle of ethico-religious essays by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

14 editions published between 1955 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The point of view for my work as an author; a report to history, and related writings by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

15 editions published between 1962 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For self-examination and Judge for yourselves! And three discourses, 1851 by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

27 editions published between 1940 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kierkegaard by Walter Lowrie( Book )

18 editions published between 1962 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Either/or by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

26 editions published between 1944 and 1999 in English and held by 695 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
The sickness unto death : a Christian psychological exposition for upbuilding and awakening by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

15 editions published between 1941 and 1975 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best known as a philosopher, one of the founders of existentialism, Kierkegaard also wrote books whose themes were primarily religious, psychological or literary. He was opposed to much in organised Christianity, stressing the necessity for individual choice against prescribed dogma and ritual. In this book, he concentrates his penetrating psychological observations on the theme of despair
Fear and trembling ; Repetition by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

16 editions published between 1900 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 479 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 dread by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

34 editions published between 1944 and 1974 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Subtitled in the original Danish as "a simple psychological deliberation oriented in the direction of the dogmatic problem of original sin" this book and "The Sickness unto Death" are the only two of Kierkegaard's works which are expressly described as psychological, analysing a synthesis of body, soul and spirit
Monuments of the early church by Walter Lowrie( Book )

14 editions published between 1901 and 1923 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The point of view, etc., including The point of view for my work as an author, Two notes about 'the individual' and On my work as an author by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

4 editions published between 1939 and 1950 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present age and two minor ethico-religious treatises by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

7 editions published between 1940 and 1949 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mystery of the Kingdom of God : the secret of Jesus' messiahship and passion by Albert Schweitzer( Book )

20 editions published between 1901 and 2013 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Secret of Jesus' messiahship and passion
 
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Practice in Christianity
Alternative Names
Lowrie, W.

Lowrie, W. 1868-1959

Lowrie, W. (Walter), 1868-1959

Walter Lowrie American writer

ラウリー, W

Languages
English (520)

German (12)

Japanese (2)

Danish (1)

Korean (1)

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A short life of KierkegaardPractice in ChristianityArt in the early church. 500 illusFear and trembling ; RepetitionThe mystery of the Kingdom of God : the secret of Jesus' messiahship and passion