Purity Of Heart: Is To Will One Thing by Soren KierkegaardPurity Of Heart: Is To Will One Thing by Soren Kierkegaard

Purity Of Heart: Is To Will One Thing

bySoren Kierkegaard

Paperback | August 26, 2008

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Crossing the boundaries of philosophy, theology, psychology, and literature, the Danish writer Soren Kierkegaard is regarded as one of the most significant and influential figures in contemporary thought. In Kierkegaard's view, faith is the most essential task of life. Faith is not a matter of dogmatic adherence, but rather of subjective passion. In Purity of Heart, Kierkegaard discusses different aspects of living, particularly the responsibility of single-minded spiritual seeking and ethical integrity, offering clues to the nature of the good while insisting that each reader must work this out for themselves.

Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, Soren Kierkegaard was the son of a wealthy middle-class merchant. He lived all his life on his inheritance, using it to finance his literary career. He studied theology at the University of Copenhagen, completing a master's thesis in 1841 on the topic of irony in Socrates. At about this time, he became enga...
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Title:Purity Of Heart: Is To Will One ThingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.5 inPublished:August 26, 2008Publisher:HarperCollins

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ISBN - 10:0061300047

ISBN - 13:9780061300042

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Interesting Kierkegaard is a great writer and this book does not fail to deliver. The topic discussed in this book considers what it means to will the Good - but interestingly, the "Good" is not described in any straightforward way. This lets the reader draw conclusions on their own.
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'To read this book with care is to know oneself pursued by 'The Hound of Heaven.' 'Purity of Heart' is one of many books in which Kierkegaard sought to rescue the individual from 'massification' by compelling him to stand alone before God.' Howard A. Johnson in The Review of Religion'