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Three Discourses on Imagined Occasions

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ISBN: 9780691140742


Three Discourses on Imagined Occasions was the last of seven works signed by Kierkegaard and published simultaneously with an anonymously authored companion piece. Imagined Occasions both complements and stands in contrast to Kierkegaard’s pseudonymously published Stages on Life’s Way. The two volumes not only have a chronological relation but treat some of the same distinct themes. The first of the three discourses, “On the Occasion of a Confession,” centers on stillness, wonder, and one’s search for God—in contrast to the speechmaking on erotic love in “In Vino Veritas,” part one of Stages. The second discourse, “On the Occasion of a Wedding,” complements the second part of Stages, in which Judge William delivers a panegyric on marriage. The third discourse, “At a Graveside,” sharpens the ethical and religious earnestness implicit in Stages’s “ ‘Guilty’/‘Not Guilty’ ” and completes this collection.

  • Title: Three Discourses on Imagined Occasions
  • Author: Soren Kierkegaard
  • Series: Kierkegaard’s Writings
  • Volume: X
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Print Publication Date: 1993
  • Logos Release Date: 2018
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Christian life › Lutheran authors; God › Worship and love; Marriage › Religious aspects--Christianity; Death › Religious aspects--Christianity
  • ISBNs: 9780691140742, 0691033005
  • Resource ID: LLS:KKGWRTGS10
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2018-12-20T23:43:33Z

Søren Aabye Kierkegaard (5 May 1813 – 11 November 1855) was a Danish Christian philosopher, theologian and religious author. He was a critic of idealist intellectuals and philosophers of his time, such as Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling and Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel; he was also critical of the state and practice of Christianity in his lifetime, primarily that of The Church of Denmark. He is widely considered to be the first existentialist.