The Sickness Unto Death: A Christian Psychological Exposition of Edification and Awakening by Anti-Climacus
One of the most remarkable philosophical works of the nineteenth century, The Sickness Unto Death is also famed for the depth and acuity of its modern psychological insights. Writing under the pseudonym Anti-Climacus, Kierkegaard explores the concept of 'despair', alerting readers to the diversity of ways in which they may be described as living in this state of bleak abandonment - including some that may seem just the opposite - and offering a much-discussed formula for the eradication of despair. With its penetrating account of the self, this late work by Kierkegaard was hugely influential upon twentieth-century philosophers including Karl Jaspers, Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus. The Sickness unto Death can be regarded as one of the key works of theistic existentialist thought - a brilliant and revelatory answer to one man's struggle to fill the spiritual void.
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Great insights for Christian counseling!User Review - M Teresa Trascritti - Christianbook.com
Based on Kierkegaard's book, it is clear that despair is essential for a person to realize he is not a "self," and thereby turn to God; but many people choose to create a self on their own-they become ... Read full review
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abstract actual Alastair Hannay AntiClimacus become Caesar believe called Christ Christendom comprehend Concept of Anxiety Concept of Dread Concluding Unscientific Postscript consciousness Copenhagen Danish deeper defiance definition demonic despair not wanting dialectical doctrine earthly ethical everything is possible existence expression fact faith Fear and Trembling forgiveness of sins form of despair God’s Godman Hans Lassen Martensen heightened ideal ignorance illness illusion imagination imbalance immediacy immediate person individual intensification Kierkegaard kind of despair later life’s lives lose man’s means nature necessity never oneself opposite paganism particular human passion perhaps petty bourgeois Philosophical Fragments possibility of offence precisely priest pseudonym qualitative reflection Regine Regine Olsen religious self self’s selfhood sense Sickness unto Death simply sinner Socrates someone Søren Søren Kierkegaards speak speculative spirit spiritlessness suicide synthesis talk thing torment translated true truth understanding understood wanting in despair weakness whole words