Kierkegaard's Writings, XXIV, Volume 24: The Book on Adler

Kierkegaard's Writings, XXIV, Volume 24: The Book on Adler

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Author/Contributor(s): Kierkegaard, Søren ; Hong, Howard V ; Hong, Howard V ; Hong, Edna H ; Hong, Edna H
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Date: 10/11/2009
Binding: Paperback
Condition: NEW

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.