Philosophy

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

    Edited and translated by
  • Howard V. Hong
  • Edna H. Hong

Paperback

Price:
$57.50 / £48.00
ISBN:
Published:
Oct 11, 2009
Copyright:
1998
Pages:
496
Size:
5.5 x 8.5 in.
Illus:
9 halftones
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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.