Fear and Trembling Lib/E (Compact Disc)

Fear and Trembling Lib/E By Soren Kierkegaard, Mark Meadows (Read by) Cover Image
Maybe Unavailable, Ask us


Written from the perspective of an unbeliever, Fear and Trembling explores the paradox of faith, the nature of Christianity and the complexity of human emotion. Kierkegaard examines the biblical story of Abraham, instructed to sacrifice his son Isaac, and forces us to consider Abraham's state of mind. What drove Abraham, and what made him carry out such an absurd and extreme request from God? Kierkegaard argues that Abraham's agreement to sacrifice Isaac, and his suspension of reason, elevated him to the highest level of faith. He explores more comprehensible alternatives, but in each one Abraham fails the test of faith, thus showing that true faith cannot be explained, understood, or made rational. His thesis is a compelling counterpoint to Hegel, who maintained that reason was the highest form of thought, and proved a significant source of inspiration to later existentialist philosophers such as Camus and Sartre.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781982658618
ISBN-10: 1982658614
Publisher: Naxos
Publication Date: July 2nd, 2019
Language: English