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A Short Life of Kierkegaard$
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Walter Lowrie

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780691157771

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691157771.001.0001

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The Edifying Discourses

The Edifying Discourses

1843 to 1855

(p.196) The Edifying Discourses
A Short Life of Kierkegaard

Walter Lowrie

Princeton University Press

This chapter deals with Kierkegaard's Edifying Discourses in Diverse Spirits (1847), comprised of eighty-six discourses which are now published in English in seven volumes. The Edifying Discourses were written during the time when Kierkegaard became more or less exclusively a religious author, after the publication of the Postscript and in consequence of the affair of the Corsair. These discourses constitute not only a proof of his religious intent in general, but of a very precious and specific illumination of his meaning. The chapter lays out the background of the publication of the Edifying Discourses, revealing insights into Kierkegaard and how he treated his subject matter, as well as how his Discourses should be read in turn.

Keywords:   Søren Kierkegaard, Edifying Discourses, Edifying Discourses in Diverse Spirits, aesthetic works, religious works, religion, Christianity

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