Kierkegaard and the Treachery of Love by Amy Laura HallKierkegaard and the Treachery of Love by Amy Laura Hall

Kierkegaard and the Treachery of Love

byAmy Laura Hall

Hardcover | August 26, 2002

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This major study of Kierkegaard and love explores Kierkegaard's description of love's treachery, difficulty, and hope. It reads his Works of Love as a text that both deciphers and complicates the central books in his pseudonymous canon: Fear and Trembling, Repetition, Either/Or and Stages on Life's Way. Amy Laura Hall argues that a spiritual void brings each text into being, and her interpretation is as much about faith as about love. Her scholarly and lyrical style makes this study a poetic contribution to ethics and the philosophy of religion.
Title:Kierkegaard and the Treachery of LoveFormat:HardcoverDimensions:234 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.75 inPublished:August 26, 2002Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521809134

ISBN - 13:9780521809139


Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The call to confession in Kierkegaard's Works of Love; 2. Provoking the question: deceiving ourselves in Fear and Trembling; 3. The poet, the vampire, and the girl in Repetition with Works of Love; 4. The married man as master thief in Either/Or; 5. Seclusion and disclosure in Stages on Life's Way; 6. On the way.

Editorial Reviews

"This lyrical, demanding, and doggedly honest study asks why love so often fails, not just through bad luck or tragic conflict with some other great human value, but through a 'treachery' from within. This is Kierkegaard's question across a number of his most important works, and it is the question Hall sets out to answer, taking him as her guide...Crisscrossing references are masterfully handled, throwing new light everywhere...The book is readable by lay audiences and will challenge and reward seasoned scholars. Excellent for use in graduate or advanced undergraduate classes." Religious Studies Review