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The Book on Adler

Kierkegaard, Soren;Kierkegaard, Sren;Hong, Howard Vincent;Hong, Edna Hatlestad

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ISBN 10: 0691032270 / ISBN 13: 9780691032276
Published by Princeton Univ Pr, 1998
Condition: Fine
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Title: The Book on Adler

Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr

Publication Date: 1998

Book Condition:Fine

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Kierkegaard was driven to write The Book on Adler after news spread that a Danish pastor, Adolph P. Adler, claimed to have experienced a revelation in which Christ dictated a new doctrine. Like many others, Kierkegaard was intrigued by Adler--but for different reasons than most. Over the eight years during which Kierkegaard worked on the manuscript, the phenomenon of Adler became a concern secondary to the larger question of authority. Kierkegaard revised the manuscript many times, and published a segment of it as "The Difference between a Genius and an Apostle" in Two Ethical-Religious Essays, but did not publish the work as a whole before his death. The latest integral version of The Book on Adler is included here, along with excerpts from the earlier drafts and a sampling of writing by Adler himself.

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Howard V. Hong, the former Director of the Howard and Edna Hong Kierkegaard Library at St. Olaf College, is the General Editor of Kierkegaard's Writings. Edna H. Hong (1913-2007) was a poet, writer, and translator who has collaborated with Professor Hong on other English translations of Kierkegaard's work.

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