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By Robert G. Olson

ISBN-10: 0486200558

ISBN-13: 9780486200552

Critical consultant to at least one of the main influential inspiration structures of our century. Stressing the paintings of Heidegger and Sartre, it bargains a cautious and aim exam of the existentialist place and values — freedom of selection, person dignity, own love, inventive attempt — and solutions to the everlasting questions of the human situation.

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I am an idolater. Dost thou suppose that this is God's bidding? '' Then Isaac trembled and cried out in his terror, "0 God in heaven, have compassion upon me. God of Abraham, have compassion upon me. " But Abraham in a low voice said to himself, "0 Lord in heaven, I thank Thee. " When the child must be weaned, the mother blackens her breast, it would indeed be a shame that the breast should look delicious when the child must not have it. So the child believes that the breast has changed, but the mother is the same, her glance is as loving and tender as ever.

27 FEAR AND TREMBLING A DIALECTICAL LrRIC "'12ti: Br JOHANNES nE siLENTio COPENHAGEN 1843 [OCTOBER 16] Was Tarquinius Superbus in seinem Garten mit den Mohnkopfen sprach, verstand der Sohn, aber nicht der Bote. 1 Hamann. PREFACE 2 NOT merely in the realm of commerce but in the world of ideas as well our age is organizing a regular clearance sale. Everything is to be had at such a bargain that it is questionable whether in the end there is anybody who will want to bid. Every speculative price-fixer who conscientiously directs attention to the significant march of modern philosophy, every Privatdocent, tutor, and student, every crofter and cottar in philosophy, is not content with doubting everything but goes further.

That man was not a learned exegete, he didn't know Hebrew, if he had known Hebrew, he perhaps would easily have understood the story and Abraham. " It was early in the morning, Abraham arose betimes, he had the asses saddled, left his tent, and Isaac with him, but Sarah looked out of the window after them until they had passed down the valley and she could see them no 38 PRELUDE more. 12 They rode in silence for three days. On the morning of the fourth day Abraham said never a word, but he lifted up his ~yes and saw Mount Moriah afar off.

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