Toward an understanding of the possibility of a religious leap in Kierkegaard's a literary review
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In his work A Literary Review, Kierkegaard bemoans much about "the present age" and in the text he presents an extremely bleak picture of the potential for one to live an authentically religious life. However, he also makes it clear that he believes the present age is in a uniquely superior position because a religious leap remains possible. The purpose of this thesis is to determine why Kierkegaard believes that a religious leap is possible in the present age. I attempt to understand one promising method of achieving a religious leap by appealing to another work by Kierkegaard entitled Philosophical Fragments. It is my position that, given a particular interpretation, Philosophical Fragments places some readers in a position where a religious leap emerges as a possibility.
Berquist, Erik Sven (2008). Toward an understanding of the possibility of a religious leap in Kierkegaard's a literary review. Master's thesis, Texas A&M University. Texas A&M University. Available electronically from