Kierkegaard's Writings, XXIV, Volume 24 : The Book on Adler, Paperback / softback Book

Kierkegaard's Writings, XXIV, Volume 24 : The Book on Adler Paperback / softback

Part of the Kierkegaard's Writings series


Kierkegaard was driven to write The Book on Adler after news spread that a Danish pastor, Adolph P.

Adler, claimed to have experienced a revelation in which Christ dictated a new doctrine.

Like many others, Kierkegaard was intrigued by Adler--but for different reasons than most.

Over the eight years during which Kierkegaard worked on the manuscript, the phenomenon of Adler became a concern secondary to the larger question of authority.

Kierkegaard revised the manuscript many times, and published a segment of it as "The Difference between a Genius and an Apostle" in Two Ethical-Religious Essays, but did not publish the work as a whole before his death.

The latest integral version of The Book on Adler is included here, along with excerpts from the earlier drafts and a sampling of writing by Adler himself.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 496 pages, 9 halftones
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
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  • Category: Western philosophy: c 1600 to c 1900
  • ISBN: 9780691140827

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