© 1997

Kierkegaard and Nietzsche

Faith and Eternal Acceptance


Part of the Library of Philosophy and Religion book series (LPR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. J. Kellenberger
      Pages 1-5
  3. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. J. Kellenberger
      Pages 9-19
    3. J. Kellenberger
      Pages 20-28
    4. J. Kellenberger
      Pages 45-56
  4. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. J. Kellenberger
      Pages 59-69
    3. J. Kellenberger
      Pages 80-88
    4. J. Kellenberger
      Pages 89-104
  5. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. J. Kellenberger
      Pages 116-129
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 130-150

About this book


This book examines the thinking of two nineteenth-century existentialist thinkers, Soren Kierkegaard and Friedrich Nietzsche. Its focus is on the radically different ways they envisioned a joyful acceptance of life - a concern they shared. For Kierkegaard, in Fear and Trembling, joyful acceptance flows from the certitude of faith. For Nietzsche, in Thus Spoke Zarathustra, joyful acceptance is an acceptance of the eternal recurrence of life, and is ultimately a matter of will. This book explores the relationship between these opposed visions.


bibliography Caspar David Friedrich ethics Friedrich Nietzsche Kierkegaard

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  1. 1.California State UniversityNorthridgeUSA

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