Essays on Fear and Trembling

Fear and Trembling
Original title Frygt og B忙ven

S酶ren Kierkegaard


Christianity, Philosophy, Theology

Language Danish
Characters Abraham, Isaac, Johannes De Silentio (the Pseudonym For Kierkegaard Himself), And The Knight Of Faith.
Published October 16, 1843
ISBN 978-0140444490
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Soren Kierkegaard’s Fear and Trembling is a philosophical work that explores the concepts of faith, responsibility, and choice. The book centers around the story of Abraham and Isaac, and how Abraham was willing to sacrifice his son at God’s command. Kierkegaard argues that Abraham’s actions were not simply a display of obedience, but a true exercise of faith. He also challenges the idea that we can always know what the right thing to do is, and argues that sometimes we must make choices based on our best understanding of what is right, even if we cannot be certain that we are making the right choice. In doing so, we may have to face our fears and tremble, but that is part of the human condition.

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