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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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Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis

1848

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(p.201) Metamorphosis
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A Short Life of Kierkegaard
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Walter Lowrie

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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691157771.003.0016

This chapter begins the discussion of Kierkegaard's final years. Here, the chapter places him in the year 1848, which was a momentous year in European history as it gradually felt the effects of the French Revolution. This period marked Kierkegaard's most intense spiritual activity, which resulted in the production of some of his best works. Kierkegaard himself looks back on this year and remarks that 1848 “potentiated me…it broke me, that is to say, it broke me religiously, or, as I put it in my language, God had run me to a standstill.” Yet, as the chapter shows, Kierkegaard had already discounted the events of that year and transcended the political ideologies which were dominant in his day.

Keywords:   Søren Kierkegaard, 1848, European history, political ideologies, French Revolution, Christianity, final years, forgetfulness, wars, revolutions

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