Sickness Unto Death: A Christian Psychological Exposition Of Edification & Awakening By Anti-cli

Paperback | August 1, 1989

bySoren KierkegaardTranslated byAlastair HannayIntroduction byAlastair Hannay

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One of the most remarkable philosophical works of the nineteenth century, famed for the depth and acuity of its modern psychological insights

Writing under the pseudonym Anti-Climacus, Kierkegaard explores the concept of "despair," alerting readers to the diversity of ways in which they may be described as living in this state of bleak abandonment—including some that may seem just the opposite—and offering a much-discussed formula for the eradication of despair. With its penetrating account of the self, this late work by Kierkegaard was hugely influential upon twentieth-century philosophers including Karl Jaspers, Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus. The Sickness unto Death can be regarded as one of the key works of theistic existentialist thought—a brilliant and revelatory answer to one man's struggle to fill the spiritual void.

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One of the most remarkable philosophical works of the nineteenth century, famed for the depth and acuity of its modern psychological insightsWriting under the pseudonym Anti-Climacus, Kierkegaard explores the concept of "despair," alerting readers to the diversity of ways in which they may be described as living in this state of bleak ...

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Arguing that true Christianity exists only in accordance with free will, Kierkegaard’s stern treatise attacks Hegelianism and the established Church, and breaks ground for existentialism and modern theology.

S¢ren Kierkegaard (1813-55) was born in Copenhagen, the youngest of seven children. His childhood was unhappy, clouded by the religious fervour of his father, and the death of his mother, his sisters and two brothers. Educated at the School of Civic Virtue, he went on study theology, liberal arts and science at university, gaining a ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.73 × 5.06 × 0.47 inPublished:August 1, 1989Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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Table of Contents

The Sickness Unto Death Translator's Note
Introduction
The Sickness Unto Death
Preface
Introduction
Part One: The Sickness Unto Death Is Despair
Part Two: Despair Is Sin
Notes