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Kierkegaard's Writings


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Historical IntroductionThe Book on Adler: The Religious Confusion of the Present Age Illustrated by Magister Adler as a PhenomenonEditor's Preface3Introduction7Ch. IThe Historical Situation: The Collision of Magister Adler, as a Teacher in the State Church, with the Established Order; the Special Individual Who has a Revelation-Fact28Ch. IIA Revelation in the Situation of the Present Age36Ch. IIIAdler's Own Shifting of His Essential Point of View, or That He Does Not Understand Himself, Does Not Himself Believe That a Revelation Has Been Given to Him51Appendix to Chapter III88Ch. IVA Psychological View of Adler as a Phenomenon and as a Satire on Hegelian Philosophy and the Present Age91Addendum IThe Dialectical Relations: the Universal, the Single Individual, the Special Individual143Addendum IIThe Difference between a Genius and an Apostle173Supplement189Key to References190Initial Pages of Versions of The Book on Adler192Selected Entries from Kierkegaard's Journals and Papers Pertaining to The Book on Adler211Selections from Adler's Writings339Editorial Appendix349Acknowledgments351Notes353Bibliographical Note383Index385

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Howard V. Hong, the former Director of the Howard and Edna Hong Kierkegaard Library at St. Olaf College, is the General Editor of "Kierkegaard's Writings". Edna H. Hong (1913-2007) was a poet, writer, and translator who has collaborated with Professor Hong on other English translations of Kierkegaard's work.


"These new translations are excellent."--Choice "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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