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on 11 July 2015
A great book, but thought there were some occasional but annoying misprints / text corruptions.
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on 24 May 2017
A standard for all theologians to measure their efforts by.
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on 26 June 2013
Okay, I'll admit, this kind of stumped me, it isn't a simple book, and requires a lot of thought while reading. I, while reading this, stopped several times, to re read and think about what was being said, a first for me, and found that by doing so, really drew something from this book. A great read for anyone interested in modern philosophy. Also the face of the book looks great, very cool cover design.
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on 24 April 2006
Search for "Fear and Trembling (Classics S.)". It's the same translation (by Alistair Hannay) but actually has notes + an introduction (although the introduction is a little long and over interpretive).

The Great Ideas version will probably look better on your shelf and is more portable, but it's worth spending the extra pound or so on the full version. This is especially true if you aren't familiar with Kierkegaard.

It's probably also worth mentioning that the Cambridge Companion to Kierkegaard has a nice (intoductory) essay on F&T
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on 25 November 2013
He goes over the story of Abraham and Isaac and can make no sense of it. he concludes that 'faith' must be a 'leap in teh dark' Take the leap he seems to say and God will catch you. Most people do no such thing. They are too sensible and do not jump anywhere unless there is a soft landing of a safety net.
Sadly he has bequeathed to the world the idea that Christianity is a religion and belief in god is not rational. Generations of Humanists, Rationalists and Materialists have taken this up as a stick with which to beat Christians and Christian belief.
If only he could have lived later on and had met Anthony Flew and had read his arguments for belief in a Creator after a lifetime of Atheism.
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on 13 April 2001
Kierkegaard tries to defend Abraham against the charge that he was contemplating murdering his son because he thought God told him to. Will have you either going to church every Sunday (be it because you think you now have an excuse to kill your kids or be it because you now believe God's had cardiac surgery and is no longer dead) or throwing it across the room screaming and swearing at Kiekegaard for being WRONG WRONG WRONG I TELL YOU!!! Oh, and check out The World as Will and Representation (both volumes) by Schopenhauer if you have either teenage intellectuals who like to dress in black and claim you don't understand them ,or if you just want things to quote when you're feeling down and unappreciated and really want to scare people who haven't read it.
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on 17 August 2015
Am satisfied with this edition. Valuable reference for personal study.
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on 23 January 2015
Brilliant set of books with brilliantly selected content.
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on 14 March 2016
One of the most beautiful paperbacks I have ever bought.
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on 30 January 2016
absolutely wonderful;
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