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Fear and Trembling: Repetition
Fear and Trembling
Repetition
Paperback      ISBN: 0691020264
Presented here in a new translation, with a historical introduction by the translators,Fear and Trembling and Repetition are the most poetic and personal of Søren Kierkegaard's pseudonymous writings. Published in 1843 and written under the names Johannes de Silentio and Constantine Constantius, respectively, the books demonstrate Kierkegaard's transmutation of the personal into the lyrically religious. Each work uses as a point of departure Kierkegaard's breaking of his engagement to Regine Olsen--his sacrifice of "that single individual." From this beginningFear and Trembling becomes an exploration of the faith that transcends the ethical, as in Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Isaac at God's command. This faith, which persists in the face of the absurd, is rewarded finally by the return of all that the faithful one is willing to sacrifice. Repetition discusses the most profound implications of unity of personhood and of identity within change, beginning with the ironic story of a young poet who cannot fulfill the ethical claims of his engagement because of the possible consequences of his marriage. The poet finally despairs of repetition (renewal) in the ethical sphere, as does his advisor and friend Constantius in the aesthetic sphere. The book ends with Constantius' intimation of a third kind of repetition--in the religious sphere.
The Asian Journal of Thomas Merton
The Asian Journal of Thomas Merton
Paperback      ISBN: 0811205703
"This is quintessential Merton."--The Catholic Review.
Education and the Significance of Life
Education and the Significance of Life
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0060648767
The spiritual leader outlines an educational system that fosters psychological and mystical insight into human problems
Luther
Luther
Paperback      ISBN: 0664241514
Martin Luther, Selections from His Writings.
Martin Luther, Selections from His Writings.
Paperback      ISBN: 0385098766
The development of Martin Luther's thought was both a symptom and moving force in the transformation of the Middle Ages into the modern world. Geographical discovery, an emerging scientific tradition, and a climate of social change had splintered the unity of medieval Christian culture, and these changes provided the background for Luther's theological challenge. His new apprehension of Scripture and fresh understanding of man's relation to God demanded a break with the Church as then constituted and released the powerful impulses that carried the Reformation. Luther's vigorous, colorful language still retains the excitement it had for thousands of his contemporaries. In this volume, Dr. Dillenberger has made a representative selection from Luther's extensive writings, and has also provided the reader with a lucid introduction to his thought.
Light and the Glory
Light and the Glory
Paperback      ISBN: 0800750543
Reexamines the history of early America, from Columbus's voyages through the War for Independence
Tragic Sense of Life
Tragic Sense of Life
Paperback      ISBN: 0486202577
The Basque philosopher and poet meditates on man's quest for knowledge, love, immortality, and spiritual salvation.
Creeds of the Churches: A Reader in Christian Doctrine, from the Bible to the Present
Creeds of the Churches
A Reader in Christian Doctrine, from the Bible to the Present
Paperback      ISBN: 0804205264
Joan of Arc: By Herself and Her Witnesses
Joan of Arc
By Herself and Her Witnesses
Paperback      ISBN: 0812812603
One feels closer to Joan in these pages than in any modern biographies.--Saturday Review
Confessions
Confessions
Paperback      ISBN: 014044114x
Dedicated to truth and the celebration of his individuality, the eighteenth-century French philosopher reexamines his life, ideals, and experiences