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The Sickness unto Death: A Christian Psychological Exposition for Upbuilding and Awakening

Format: Digital
ISBN: 0691072477

Overview

A companion piece to The Concept of Anxiety, this work continues Søren Kierkegaard’s radical and comprehensive analysis of human nature in a spectrum of possibilities of existence. Present here is a remarkable combination of the insight of the poet and the contemplation of the philosopher. In The Sickness unto Death, Kierkegaard moves beyond anxiety on the mental-emotional level to the spiritual level, where—in contact with the eternal—anxiety becomes despair. Both anxiety and despair reflect the misrelation that arises in the self when the elements of the synthesis—the infinite and the finite—do not come into proper relation to each other. Despair is a deeper expression for anxiety and is a mark of the eternal, which is intended to penetrate temporal existence.

  • Title: The Sickness unto Death: A Christian Psychological Exposition for Upbuilding and Awakening
  • Author: Søren Kierkegaard
  • Series: Kierkegaard’s Writings
  • Volume: XIX
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Print Publication Date: 1980
  • Logos Release Date: 2018
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital > Logos Edition
  • Subjects: Sin > Christianity; Despair > Religious aspects--Christianity
  • ISBNs: 0691072477, 0691020280, 9780691020280
  • Resource ID: LLS:KKGWRTGS19
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2018-12-20T23:43:34Z

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.