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Parts of the book are an easy read - I found myself really absorbed.
If you want to reassess what God might be, and if you want to understand (without fully understanding) what true belief might mean, open these pages.
It was Kierkegaard's experience of losing the chance to be with the person he loved that forced him to confront the absurd nature of faith.
I read an excerpt of this for a class of mine and was determined to read the entire thing. Kierkegaard is not for the faint of heart. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Jason
Kierkegaard advocates a faith of personal commitment where the objective of the adherent may seem outside the dictates of conventional society and logic. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Ulfilas
Kierkegaard is a necessary reading for 20th and 21st century theology. He laid the tracks that theology has been riding for some time. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Don Bryant
This book gave a perspective on the Biblical story that is often overlooked in sermons and in oversimplified presentations on faith and hope in God. Read morePublished on October 11, 2012 by D. Dumont
I saw all of the rave reviews and the brevity of this book and thought it would at least be worth a try. It really wasn't. Read morePublished on April 27, 2012 by Jacob H. Deaven
Fear and Trembling:
A Dialectical Lyric
by Johannes de silentio (Søren Kierkegaard)
translated by Alastair Hannay
(London, UK: Penguin Books, 1985)... Read more
Soren Kierkegaard's works are notably difficult to read. Fear and Trembling is perhaps the least formidable in comparison. Read morePublished on June 13, 2009 by Donner C. S. Tan
Not to be seen as making an Ad Hominem attack (a judgment based on the writer, or, in this case, the reviewer, as opposed to his or her argument), it should be quite obvious that... Read morePublished on May 25, 2008 by A NYC Screenwriter
Essential reading for anyone with the slightest interest in religion or philosophy. He makes an important point: faith cannot be collapsed into the ethical, taking the Old... Read morePublished on March 29, 2007 by Q