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Fear and Trembling (Unabridged)

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Fear and Trembling (Unabridged)
Label Catalogue Number:
NA0327
ISBN: 9781781981719
Download Size: 221 Mb
Running Time: 04:40:43
Release Date: November 2018
Originally recorded in 2019
Author
Søren Kierkegaard
Reader
Mark Meadows
Genre:
Spoken Word

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Fear and Trembling (Unabridged)
Søren Kierkegaard
Read by Mark Meadows

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.






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