Fear and Trembling
Illustrated by Paul Scheruebel
Introduced by Jonathan Rée
Translated by Alastair Hannay
One of the world’s great philosophical texts, Kierkegaard’s masterpiece is presented in a magnificent new edition.
An earnest and yet humorous attempt to elucidate the question of religious faith, Fear and Trembling is one of philosophy’s most engaging and unconventional texts. Published in 1843, it centres on the story of Abraham, who agrees to God’s request that he sacrifice his only son. At the last moment, God stays his hand: in resigning to God’s will, Abraham has amply demonstrated his faith. But what do we make of a creator who sets such a test? Illuminating Kierkegaard’s paradox is a series of arresting images by Paul Scheruebel, presenting Abraham’s choice from multiple perspectives.
Bound in blocked cloth
Set in Van Dijck with Trajan Pro display
Frontispiece and 6 colour illustrations
9˝ x 5¾˝