Footnotes, Chapter 8a
Kierkegaard and Radical Discipleship: A New Perspective (Eller)
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In Dru’s and in Rohde’s selections from Kierkegaard’s journals, the number identifies an entry rather than a page; the date following is that of the particular entry.
6. John Price (d. ca.1722), Geistliche und Andachtige Lieder [bound as an appendix to Der Wunderbahre Bussfertige Beichvatte] (Germantown: Sauer Press, 1753), Hymn I, Stanzas 4, 6.
8. Sauer Junior (presumably), "Eines Pilgers Gedanken vom Rechten," in Der Hoch-Deutsch Americanische Calendar for 1767 (German-town: Sauer Press, 1767), 19-20 [my trans.--V.E.].
13. Note, for example, the place given to S.K. in Geddes MacGregor's plea for Christian humanism, The Hemlock and the Cross (Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1963).
14. Walter Lowrie, in the translator's Appendix to S.K.'s Repetition, 208-9.
15. This Pauline concept is found in 1 Cor. 7:29-31: "I mean, brothers and sisters, the appointed time has grown short; from now on, let even those who have wives be as though they had none, and those who mourn as though they were not mourning, and those who rejoice as though they were not rejoicing, and those who buy as though they had no possessions, and those who deal with the world as though they had no dealings with it. For the present form of this world is passing away."
18. "Courage Enables the Sufferer To Overcome the World ..." (Discourse VII) in The Gospel of Suffering, 157. Cf. Discourse II on "What Is To Be Learnt from the Lilies" in The Gospel of Suffering, 212.
20. Ibid., 96.
26. 26 Ibid, 127.
29. Ibid., 243.
37. Ibid., 124.
39. We are compelled to recognize that at the very close of S.K.'s life, at scattered points in his private journals and in the periodicals that constitute the Attack, there appears a new note, or rather the hint of a new and frightening note. This material is not at all typical of, or even reconcilable with, the rest of his thought, but here appear signs of misanthropy, asceticism, and a masochistic desire for suffering. These notices appear so late and are so few that it is impossible to say what they signify, whether transitory lapses or the beginning of a tragic deterioration. In either case they hardly can be taken into account as part of the essential witness of Kierkegaard.