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Fear and Trembling

Soren Kierkegaard

This book by a renowned philosopher delves into the story of Abraham and his test of faith, exploring the anxiety and sacrifice required to be truly committed to one's belief in God. Through this narrative, the author examines the concept of infinite resignation and the importance of prioritizing one's devotion to God above all else. A thought-provoking read for those interested in philosophy and theology.
Publish Date
first published in 1843
Goodreads Rating
I always have a handful of books going at the same time. I’m just at the tail end of Fear and Trembling by Søren Kierkegaard. It’s the first original text by Kierkegaard that I’ve worked my way through, even though you think that as a Dane I’d be nationally obligated to read the great philosopher. So making up for lost time! What got me interested in Kierkegaard was his position as one of the pivotal figures in the Existentialist branch of philosophy. I had already read Satre and Camus and really enjoyed that perspective, as both a contrast and a compliment to the Stoic philosophy books I’ve spent the last five years diving into so deeply.      source