By Soren Kierkegaard
Prefaces was once the final of 4 books by way of Søren Kierkegaard to seem inside weeks in June 1844. Three Upbuilding Discourses and Philosophical Fragments have been released first, through The notion of Anxiety and its companion--published at the similar day--the comically ironic Prefaces. provided as a suite of prefaces with out a booklet to keep on with, this paintings is a satire on literary lifestyles in nineteenth-century Copenhagen, a lampoon of Danish Hegelianism, and a prefiguring of Kierkegaard's ultimate collision with Danish Christendom.
presently after publishing Prefaces, Kierkegaard started to arrange Writing Sampler as a sequel. Writing Sampler considers an analogous subject matters taken up in Prefaces yet in but a extra ironical and satirical vein. even if Writing Sampler remained unpublished in the course of his lifetime, it's provided right here as Kierkegaard initially anticipated it, within the corporation of Prefaces.
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Drelm1det carried a bombastic article, "A Few phrases in regards to the competitors of the Temperance reason. Open letter to the participants of the Temperance and Abstinence Union. " the object spoke of"our purpose, via united strength, via organization, to steer others," of "our lofty undertaking to revive, if attainable, an errant unlucky to society and to the kinfolk, a misplaced soul to God and to virtue," and of "the nice and intensely vital impression of the spirit of association," and so forth. at the precept of organization, see ARes, pp. 106-08, KWXIV (SVVIII 99-100). eighty five. See Revelation 3:16. 86. See complement, p. 118 (Pap. VB 93:1). The textual content offers skandinaviske Samfutzd, yet Kierkegaard most likely has in brain Det skmzdinaviske Selskab, geared up in 1843 because the successor to Det ska11dinaviske Smnfund, which have been banned through the govt.. 87. Cf. Matthew 5:46-47; Luke 6:32-34. 88. Sec Luke 17:10. 89. See Matthew 11:12. ninety. See Psalm 104:15. ninety one. See Horace, Odes, III, 25, 1; Opera, p. ninety six; Loeb, pp. 258-59. ninety two. A connection with a literary controversy among Hans Peter KofoedHansen and Jakob Peter Mynster. In a evaluation of Either/Or, Kofoed-Hansen had accused the Danish Church of alienating the aesthetic via its loss of philosophical Notes to Pages 31-3 five 179 sophistication. See Fyenske Fierdingsaarsskrivtfor Literatur og Kritik, IV, I, 1843, pp. 384-85. Mynster responded, mentioning works of Kierkegaard as examples of philosophically refined shows of Christian religion. See Kts, "Kirkelig Polemik," Intelligensblade, ed. ]. L. Heiberg, IV, 41-42, January 1, 1844, pp. 97-114. "Kts" was once Mynster's pseudonym, shaped from the preliminary consonant of the second one syllable of every identify (Jakob Peter Mynster). The word "the cultured" [de dannede] additionally has a broader reference. It used to be a slogan claimed via either liberal reformers and the politically conservative in the course of the interval of revolution and constitutional reform in Denmark. ninety three. Jakob Peter Mynster (1775-1854) used to be a number one Danish pastor and, from 1834 until eventually his loss of life, Bishop ofSj;elland and primate of the Danish Church. An ardent suggest of the status quo and of the criminal institution of the Danish Lutheran Church, Mynster was once popular as a preacher and respected through many for instance of confident, own Christianity. As a adolescence, Kierkegaard usually went along with his relations to listen to Mynster's sermons and heard them learn aloud of their domestic by way of his father. As an grownup, Kierkegaard persevered to be between Mynster's auditors and readers. Kierkegaard right here refers to Mynster's Prcrdikener paa alle Son- og Hellig-Dage i Aaret, I-II (Copenhagen: 1837; ASKB 229-30). For Kierkegaard's reflections on Mynster's sermons within the overdue 1840s, see, for example,JP V 6064, 6070, 6073 (Pap. Vlll 1 A 366, 388, 397). ninety four. See complement, pp. 162-63 (Pap. X 2 A a hundred and fifty five, n. d. , 1849) for later point out of]. P. Mynster as regards to this portion of Prifaces. ninety five. Mynster, "Andagtstimemes Bestemmelse og Vcrrd," and "At vi ikke skulle fora~~es," Prcrdikener, I, pp. 1-14, and II, pp. 416-29. ninety six.