- Paperback: 201 pages
- Publisher: Princeton University Press; unknown edition (November 1, 1983)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0691020280
- ISBN-13: 978-0691020280
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.4 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
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The Sickness Unto Death: A Christian Psychological Exposition For Upbuilding And Awakening (Kierkegaard's Writings, Vol 19) (v. 19) Paperback – November 1, 1983
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"The definitive edition of the Writings. The first volume . . . indicates the scholarly value of the entire series: an introduction setting the work in the context of Kierkegaard's development; a remarkably clear translation; and concluding sections of intelligent notes."--Library Journal
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Absolutely one of the most frustrating and difficult reads. This is one of Kierkegaard’s most dense works and it is my first of his works. Tread carefully–you might not want to finish, but, oh, you very much should.
The book is itself incredibly intensive and teasing if the reader lets it become so; it seems to me that it is necessary to take frequent breaks in order to let what one had just read sink in. The main topic of the book is despair and Kierkegaard's description of the different categories of despair. An interesting read, it is nonetheless difficult to handle, especially for a novice student of philosophy such as I. Kierkegaard was nothing short of a genius, and that becomes more and more obvious as one reads through any of his works. If nothing else, The Sickness Unto Death will get one's mind going.
Ordered as a bargain, reduced-price, used book. Great price, quick delivery, new condition. I am a happy camper.
The person had a chance to live in "actuality," but instead was in despair and now is left with the "sickness unto death." Kierkegaard offered an insight to the human soul that ought to be the foundation to understanding the psyche of the Christian. His work is still relevant, and had probably ushered the Christian psychology movement into existence. It would be safe to say that he is a "founding father" of Christian psychology and was a very observant man. This book is not easy to read, but it is worth the effort.