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Lowrie, Walter 1868-1959

Overview
Works: 87 works in 819 publications in 6 languages and 23,592 library holdings
Genres: History  Sermons  Controversial literature  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Illustrated works 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, Other, Contributor, tra
Classifications: BR100, 198.9
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Most widely held works by Walter Lowrie
Kierkegaard's attack upon "Christendom," 1854-1855 by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

46 editions published between 1941 and 1991 in English and held by 1,833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kierkegaard's Concluding unscientific postscript by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

43 editions published between 1941 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,729 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."
A short life of Kierkegaard by Walter Lowrie( Book )

88 editions published between 1942 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,660 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 )

53 editions published between 1940 and 2004 in English and held by 1,648 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 )

52 editions published between 1947 and 2007 in English and German and held by 1,534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 1940 and 1971 in English and held by 1,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Im religionsphilosophischen Denken Kierkegaards spielt die Herausarbeitung verschiedener Typen ethischer und religiöser "Lebensanschauungen" oder "Existenzsphären" eine große Rolle. In seinem letzten rein religionsphilosophischen Werk, der "Abschließenden unwissenschaftlichen Nachschrift" (16. Abteilung der "Gesammelten Werke"), unterschied er vier "Existenzsphären": die "aesthetische", die schon im I. Teil von Entweder-Oder in großer Vielfalt dargestellt wurde, eine "ethische" mit nur geringem religiösen Tiefgang und zwei Stufen religiöser Vertiefung; deren erste scheitert bei ihrem Ringen um ein Gottesverhältnis an dem damit verbundenen, nicht verwundenen Schuldbewußtsein und bleibt in Schwermut gefangen; erst auf der zweiten, "paradox-religiösen" Stufe wird diese Krise im Erfahren der versöhnenden Gnade Gottes überwunden. Doch ist es der Denkweise Kierkegaards gemäß, Typen ethisch-religiöser Einstellungen und Fehlentwicklungen nicht nur abstrakt-begrifflich abzuleiten, sondern in der Vielfalt des Lebens dichterisch darzustellen; das letzte, sehr umfassende Werk mit diesem Ziel sind die "Stadien auf des Lebens Weg". In der ersten der drei hier zusammengefaßten Schriften läßt er dichterische Gestalten vor allem aus seinen früheren Werken auf einem "Gastmahl der Pseudonyme" Reden auf "das Weib" und "die Liebe" halten und führt so verschiedene Spielarten "aesthetischer Lebensanschauung" vor; mit seinem Wirbel geistreicher, überraschender, oft frivoler Gedanken und Einfälle wie mit dem sehr stimmungsvollen Erzählungsrahmen hat dies Werk immer wieder starken Eindruck gemacht und wird als Gegenstück zu Platos berühmtem Symposion gepriesen. Dagegen stellt er dann ein neues Loblied des aus Entweder/Oder bekannten, hier allerdings "verflachten" Gerichtsrats auf die Ehe, die er damit gegen den Spott der Pseudonyme verteidigt, - ein Musterbild einer soliden "ethischen Lebensanschauung", die jedoch tiefere religiöse Probleme kaum ahnt, wie sie gerade auch mit der Lebensbindung zweier Menschen verbunden sind. Schließlich bietet er in der "Leidensgeschichte" noch einmal ein Beispiel einer zerbrechenden Verlobung (dies Problem hatte er schon in der 1. und 5. Abteilung der "Gesammelten Werke" behandelt); sie scheitert in diesem Fall gerade daran, daß der sie durchleidende "Quidam" bei seinem Ringen mit solchen religiösen Problemen in Schwermut gefangen bleibt. Diese Darstellung kommt dem tatsächlichen Erleben Kierkegaards beim Zerbrechen seiner Verlobung sehr viel näher als die beiden früheren, enthält sogar ein Originaldokument seiner eigenen Geschichte, wenn auch der dargestellte "Quidam" das eigentliche religiöse Erleben Kierkegaards nicht erreicht. Besonders gerühmt werden sechs Einlagestücke, in denen Kierkegaard verschiedene Arten religiös bedingter Schwermut dichterisch eindrucksvoll darstellt. Schließlich bietet der fingierte Verfasser dieser "Leidensgeschichte", Frater Taciturnus, der sie in einem umfangreichen Nachwort kommentiert, selbst ein Beispiel eines Menschen, der sich scharfsinnig um die Probleme religiöser Existenz und die Möglichkeiten ihrer dichterischen Darstellung bemüht, jedoch mit der eigenen Existenz an ihrer Grenze stehen bleibt. Seine Gedanken dürfen darum, obwohl Kierkegaard dies Pseudonym bald danach auch in persönlichen Stellungnahmen verwendet hat, nicht als Kierkegaards eigene letzte Überzeugung genommen werden. Diese findet man vielmehr in der Beichtrede der mit den "Stadien" gleichzeitig veröffentlichten "Drei Reden bei gedachten Gelegenheiten" (14. Abteilung der "Gesammelten Werke"); deren Grabrede ist zur Interpretation des Gastmahls der Pseudonyme heranzuziehen, die Traurede zur religiösen Korrektur des "Allerleis über die Ehe" des "Gerichtsrats"
Repetition; an essay in experimental psychology by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

16 editions published between 1941 and 1964 in English and held by 1,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1949. A special agent of the French secret service, Henri Robin, is aboard a train to Berlin, on a special mission of an undisclosed nature. In what could be Graham Greene's The Third Man or a Hitchcock film, he crosses national borders and shuffles aliases with a false mustache and multiple sets of identity papers. Pulling into the station and preparing to meet his contact, Robin is alarmed by a disturbing glimpse of his own doppelganger. As Robin's time in Berlin unfolds, it becomes clear that nothing is what it seems. A shooting, a kidnapping, encounters with pimps and teenage whores, druggings, police interrogations, and torture arise in a mysterious, ever-more-dreamlike sequence, as an unnamed interlocutor points out inconsistencies in Robin's own story
Christian discourses ; The crisis and a crisis in the life of an actress by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

32 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in English and held by 1,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The edition includes "Christian Discourses," "The Lilies of the Field and the Birds of the Air" and "Three Discourses at the Communion on Fridays."
Either/or by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

22 editions published between 1944 and 1999 in English and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Søren Kierkegaard, the Danish philosopher, is a major influence in contemporary existentialist philosophy. In his work he dealt with three levels of existence -- the aesthetic, ethical and religious -- and the first two of these were his primary concern in this first great work. It appears pseudonymously, purporting to contain the papers of two men. One is a young man who, in his aphorisms, essays, lyrical outbursts and the famous "Diary of a seducer", brilliantly presents the pleasures of aesthetic life. The other is an older man, who writes letters discussing marriage and selfhood in which he tries to convince his young friend of the superiority of the ethical life. Kierkegaard indicates no choice between the two views; the reader is left to make his own decision." [Back cover]
On authority and revelation: The book on Adler, or A Cycle of ethico-religious essays by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

16 editions published between 1955 and 1966 in English and held by 959 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 )

22 editions published between 1939 and 1970 in English and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For self-examination ; Judge for yourself! by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

31 editions published between 1940 and 1979 in English and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fear and trembling ; Repetition by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

9 editions published between 1941 and 2000 in English and Danish and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the significance of the biblical story of the sacrifice of Isaac, and introduces the concept of the absurd
Kierkegaard by Walter Lowrie( Book )

19 editions published in 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monuments of the early church by Walter Lowrie( Book )

15 editions published between 1901 and 1923 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sickness unto death : a Christian psychological exposition for upbuilding and awakening by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

14 editions published between 1941 and 1975 in English and held by 505 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
The concept of anxiety : a simple psychologically orienting deliberation on the dogmatic issue of hereditary sin by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

40 editions published between 1944 and 1974 in English and held by 465 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
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 )

6 editions published between 1939 and 1950 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1940 and 1949 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Lowrie, W.

Lowrie, W. 1868-1959

Lowrie, W. (Walter), 1868-1959

Walter Lowrie American writer

Walter Lowrie Kierkegaardian theologian and translator

Walter Lowrie Theologe, Übersetzer

라우리, 월터 1868-1959

로리, 월터 1868-1959

ラゥリー, W.

ラウリー, W

Languages
English (531)

German (10)

Chinese (9)

Japanese (4)

Danish (2)

Korean (1)

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A short life of KierkegaardPractice in ChristianityArt in the early church. 500 illusFear and trembling ; RepetitionMonuments of the early church