The most accessible introduction to the writings of Søren Kierkegaard, Provocations contains a little of everything from his prodigious output, including his wryly humorous attacks on conventional Christianity and his brilliantly pithy parables.
There are few authors as repeatedly quoted and consistently unread as Søren Kierkegaard. Kierkegaard himself is partly to blame for this: his style is dense, his thoughts complex. And yet embedded within his writings and journals are metaphors and truths so deep and vivid, they can overwhelm you with an almost blinding clarity about the life of true discipleship.
Editor Charles E. Moore has done us an invaluable service by putting together arguably the most accessible and complete Kierkegaard volume to be published in decades. Here is a book for anyone who takes the search for authenticity seriously.
Divided into six sections, Provocations contains a little of everything from Kierkegaard's prodigious output, including his wryly humorous attacks on what he calls the "mediocre shell" of conventional Christianity, his brilliantly pithy parables, his amazing insights on the human condition, and his incisive attempts to dig through the fluff of theological jargon and clear a way for the basics: decisiveness, obedience, passion, and recognition of the truth.
Provocations is a must for those who truly seek a life of Christian discipleship. Indeed, the wealth of sayings and aphorisms collected in its final section is reason enough to download the ebook.
Softcover, 5.5 x 8
Thank you for the most accessible introduction to Kierkegaard's actual writings that I have seen. Three chapters changed the majority of my thinking about God and the Christian Faith. Page 93 - Faith: The matchless lack of logic Page 96 - Passion and paradox Page 100 - The folly of proving God's existence I didn't have a category for the ideas I was encountering, but I had the sense that there were answers to lifelong questions in this ten page section. I read them and reread them until I could almost recite relevant sections. I didn't know that philosophers could speak this way about God. This book turned me into a philosopher.
Man! First of all, this website is amazing, second, i never read Kierkegaard before, and man he was a genius! He has confused me, I mean, when I read the intro about him in the book, he was sad, and looked like he was all alone, living by himself. But he has such deep knowledge of the scriptures and explains in a totally different dimension! His knowledge I might say is one of the greatest. I'm enjoying this book very much! I just wanna say can the admin add his other books too? 'Cause he has made a great fan of himself!
I'm recommending this book to my congregation, who are hearing a sermon series on John 6, illuminated by Kierkegaard. Not sure Kierkegaard would approve, however ("Kill the commentators!"). I have loved and recommended this book repeatedly for years. Thank you, Plough books for making this free and accessible.
Kierkegaard’s writing is rich in content but can be tough ploughing for many. This book is an amazing compilation of hard-hitting, devotionally-catalytic writings from the Melancholy Dane. I was delighted as I started reading this book that I could give it out to friends who would enjoy it and benefit from it. It wasn’t long though before I found myself laughing out loud at insights, convicted of my own sin, and driven to prayer. This is one of the best devotional books I’ve read in years.