De ziekte tot de dood
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Appeared in the series: Søren Kierkegaard Werken
What is that illness that is "to death"? It is the disease of despair. By using the pseudonym Anti-Climacus, Kierkegaard uses an extremely sharp scalpel to make his diagnosis. Patiently analyzing, he exposes the appearance of despair layer by layer. In doing so, he uses different escape routes that people use to hide their despair, whether they are conscious or not, daydreaming, fantasizing, or denying by losing themselves in all their ambitious plans and companies. Is a cure for this disease possible? Recognition and acceptance of one's own facts, one's own body, the talents and flaws one possesses, and the environment in which one grew up, are already the first step in this. To see this fact as the own task in life, as a task to be accomplished day by day, a second. But even then, a deeper root of the disease appears, which Anti-Climacus describes as sin. In a confrontation with the severity of Christianity, he investigates how healing can be sought after that ultimate and radical diagnosis.
Execution: Paperback / Size: 23.3x15.3x2.4 cm / Weight: 380 g / Pages: 212 / Illustrations: No / Language: Dutch