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Secondly, I have always loved the Dead, but since Phish returned to touring in , I have really been caught up in their scene again. However, the recent announcement of the Deads 50th shows, with Trey onboard, I have had a wonderful resurgence of listening to past Dead shows. Unfortunately, I am old enough to only have been able to see one Dead show, in '94, then Jerry died. Phish has been more my generation and love em or hate them, they have continued a scene and amazing American subculture that needs to be perpetuated and I, for one, am over the moon about my two favorite bands and the two greatest figureheads of a culture I love so much, finally merging together to celebrate the Godfathers of our world.

Um - you know, there's a reason why Cornell gets referred to as "Legendary" "Best" etc. Even way back when was all I had was a many generations old Aud. I RUN not jog. I'd cue up Scarlet-Fire and take off. And it was magical. Dangerous, maybe, but magical. I would be sailing along in our own little world - the one Fantastic Dead tunes allows us admission to. So Haters: don't hate just to hate. These fresh, cleaned-up recordings are a treat, so treat yourself. You may well be pleasantly surprised if you let go your prejudice.

Nice work! Reviewer: jerrygarciafan - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - December 13, Subject: What can I say Sounds pretty darn good to me. No more need be said. Classic performance with excellent sound quality. Reviewer: Anchovy Rancher - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - October 24, Subject: Streaming only Keep it up, ya' knotheads. Eventually everything will go streaming only. Remember the big shit-storm when the SBD tapes were pulled? Get ready for round 2. That little crab-fest done with, this really is a great show. I was on the other side of the country and was too busy to go to shows back then.

Unless they were in Seattle or Portland. The sound quality and the pure energy of the show is chilling, even all these years later. Hence, the "5" rating. I know how I get these recordings into hard copy but, I sure as Hell wouldn't talk about it here. Reviewer: mocha1coop - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - May 9, Subject: MP3 Conversion Hhahn56, I know I've converted the files to play in iTunes, though I don't recall exactly how.

I think I used WinAmp to do it, but not sure how. Reviewer: hhahn56 - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - May 4, Subject: Excellent Show Not the place to ask this question I'm sure but am new to this and wonder if there is some way to get itunes to recognize this on my ipod.

Plays on computer only. Probably nothing I can do because of Apple. Reviewer: chris phillips - favorite favorite favorite favorite - April 7, Subject: consistent This show has my vote for best Estimated. Loser is killer. Everything else is played well. Reviewer: toledoj - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - March 25, Subject: Download Links Here ya go everyone.

Dead is meant to be shared! Links provided are direct to Archive. Reviewer: chinacatsunflower - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - December 4, Subject: So many "Best Version" songs here Contrary to popular opinion, this show is NOT overrated. First off I wanna state that this is one of the best Dead shows I have ever heard. It's funky, the playing is tight, the jamming is loose, Jerry is making some crazy spacey, lazer beam sounding notes, and the rest of the band are all in sync to the jam. It is seriously my favorite jam from the dead, from any song.

I honestly cannot get enough of it. My absolute favorite part of the jam is definitely the last 2 mins before they go back into the chorus one last time. Two thumbs up! I'm telling you, this is the best "Dancin'" you're gonna hear from the Dead. This "Scarlett" is smoking! Exploding with energy throughout. The playing is so dead on, Jerry's vocal delivery is exceptionally good throughout the whole night for that matter Phil is in top form, never hitting a wrong note, the drums are perfect and bobby is on fire.

The jam in between the two songs are Grateful Dead at their best. So psychedelic, so mellow, so inspired, so free flowing, so real. Then "Fire" begins. Keep in mind that the Dead were playing this song more than over a year before it would actually be released in 78 on the album "Shakedown Street". The crowd must've felt their mind being blown away from their head after hearing it.

Yeah Jerry flubbs on a couple of the lyrics but like I said, this was more than a year before they would release it commercially. After the recent May '77 Box Set I figured it was overdue. Pleasantly surprised! The energy comes through more than I remember and Keith truly shines. On the SBD you every inch of his keyboard at all times.

Jerry and the rest of the band are no slouches either. Hearing every bended note while Jerry shreds his solo in Row Jimmy is sublime. A wonderful show worthy of the respect we give it. That said, this is a really great show, though not my personal favorite. Really great sound, with Phil's bass coming through full and clear. No more, no less. But, let's not kid ourselves here - to deny the mythology of Cornell '77 is to deny that looming white elephant that makes this show more or less impossible to look at with any sort of objectivity. If you're a brand-new deadhead, and know nothing about Cornell '77, just stop right here before reading any further reviews and take advantage of your position.

Cornell looms large for the weary Deadhead, sometimes irritatingly so, like someone you love dearly but whose reputation precedes them. I do love Cornell '77 so, but to insult the entire legacy of the band by declaring with all the other minions this "the greatest show of all time"? I actually find the patch on Minglewood distracting - gimme the good ol' cassette tape days - hearing it fade up and in, swallowing us into the journey.

Although, I must confess I really am happy to have the patch on Supplication. Listen to the line "sun so hot The band is, to my mind, columns of Americana-as-celestial light singing towards the spheres. The is by far my favorite rendering of this tune. Listen to the opening bars of Row Jimmy - it's just a little too slow, a little too molasses-laden. The crowd, again, knows it and fully "gets it". I think you'd be hard-pressed to find a finer version.

I've converted people to deadheads from Dancin' alone. One particular friend I remember was amazed that this was the Grateful Dead he used to the Workingman's FM-radio stuff. Was a fan from then on. As does the perfect, absolutely beside-ourselves 'fall' into Fire. You know the moment - when Mickey and Billy give up the rhythm and fall 'in', Jerry and Phil trading off those little notes back and forth to signal the start of the song. No matter where I am I stop and let these moments sink in, like they've done so many times before. The goosebumps come from underneath.

It's a deep, deep chill, guys. Morning Dew is all about perfectionism in music. So that's that. Reviewer: Mr. Tulip - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - April 26, Subject: Bottom line of the whole scene is very simply stated: If you truly respect music as an art form, then this show will not only give you chills, it will bring tears to your eye, because this is the pinnacle of live music, perfection and poetry in its purest form.

I can only quote something said by a deadhead from the Grateful Dead movie: 'Bottom line of the whole scene is very simply stated: There is nothing like a Grateful Dead Concert. Never will be. Reviewer: ThreeFingerStyle - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - March 11, Subject: nuclear music well, here it is, one of the fundamental horizons of Rock and Roll. Don't be deceived by your familiarity with this music folks - this isn't only a defining moment for this band, it's one of the beautiful moments in American Music.

This band was already immortal before , but here we have the consolidation of a New Sound, which you can hear them still reaching on I was lucky enough to hear them touch it here and there during my first show at the Omni in March of I feel like a privileged member of the human race to have seen and heard these guys still rubbing up against this horizon on occasion in the early 90s.

While I'd missed being at this one, I was at the Springfield show 2 weeks earlier and the Hartford show 2 weeks later Somehow, some way, this eclectic group of musicians, led by the gifted Garcia enjoying one of his great creative and physical peaks, and anchored by fellow genius Lesh, achieved and sustained a musical summit for about consecutive months that feels unparalleled in their long career.

Sure, there may have been "higher highs" or more amazing moments, but, listening to the evidence, did they ever have a run like '77 when everyone was on his or her game all the time? To the "disco Dead haters," pls consider "Dancin'" once again - they never sounded tighter or lighter Reviewer: santarosajoe - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - February 16, Subject: chills.. Morning Dew will give you chills, as will much of the rest of the show Simply stellar.

Reviewer: Darrylizer - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - February 2, Subject: Excellent show But the best? Hell it's not the best from May let alone the year. There are better first sets and better played and jammed second sets. Bob and Donna both blow vocal cues and the St. Stephen is way too slow for my tastes and looses focus at the end of NFA. It almost falls apart. Anyway, you get the point. Now that what this show isn't has been established, what this show is is wonderfully recorded, slightly above average '77 Grateful Dead with one of the best Morning Dews they ever played.

It would be nice if Grateful Dead would officially release this show, but I'm not holding my breath. I like this recording. Reviewer: cbuilds - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - October 31, Subject: Downloading Help! This is my first review. My comment is that when I listen to it I feel Phull.

Go to the button that says "Featured" on the main player home screen. This opens up some crap for advertising. The best way I have found to activate the "Web" function of RealPLayer is to paste the Cornell url into the upper right search box labeled "video. Click web and re-paste the Cornell url and feel the power of cookin' with Phire.

Now you can download the songs by the same process: left click - song 1 - to select right ckick - song 1 - select "download this video" it wont be a video and will be playable in RealPlayer or WindowsMediaPlayer. Do the same for song 2 and 3 etc. RealPlayer puts them in it's My Videos file so that is where you go to find them, move them around, burn them etc. Hot Damn! You have yourself a true 5 star show. It's crazy hey. Oh yeah, go on Sugar Megs. If you haven't, I just blew your mind twice.

Enjoy your downloads, I hope the last computer they find on this planet has a fucking Dead file the size of whatever the other crap is. Take care of yourselves and your neighbors. Reviewer: elwd - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - October 28, Subject: How to capture he answer by "infromthestorm" on May 31, works nicely. The result is WAV format files. You can also download the. MP3 files rather than stream them. M3U file somewhere, such as your desktop. Change the file's. M3U extension to. TXT - this makes the next step a bit easier.

Open the file in Notepad, Word, or any text editor. Select highlight all of the text in the file, and COPY it. Send the message. Open the email message you sent yourself. Each line should now be a clickable link to an. MP3 file. Right-click on each line, and save the. MP3 file somewhere. Hope that helps.

Reviewer: buckster - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - October 26, Subject: rafst29 See if I can help Reviewer: rafst29 - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - October 26, Subject: I need a copy I love this version I listen to this at work, at home, streaming on my iphone in the car etc.. It's been asked many time below, but not for about a year or so none of the solutions I see below have worked for me. I would love to have my own copy of this particular version of this show.

Can someone help me with that? Thanks in advance. Reviewer: brownroux - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - October 6, Subject: hello wow is all i can say,so wow!!! NFA is unreal. You're 35 today and still sound as good as the day you were recorded. Way to go.

Reviewer: legba23 - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - May 8, Subject: Happy Anniversary 35 years ago today, got some mean green and gonna celebrate. Reviewer: zzzboxofrainzzz - - May 8, Subject: Nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile And still my favorite Morning Dew. Yes, there are folks that will take issue with my opinion, but that is what makes this Archive so cool.

We can say what we think in a safe, friendly environment, and when someone disagrees and points to another show, it gives us a reason to "visit" that show At the end of the day, no rating. Because there isn't the 10 star rating some of these '77 shows deserve. Instead, I'll keep on streaming and keep on smiling. Just like I have since that brutally hot Harford day at the very end of July Thank you boys [and Donna], for a real good time!!! All of my fellow Deadhead friends from college went to this show, and they rave about it to this day.

For my part, I caught the Dead's June homecoming from this tour at Winterland exactly a month later. But the Barton show became legendary. Well, of course the quality of the performance. As more and more performances from the spring '77 tour have become available including the Winterland show I attended , it's pretty clear the Dead were as close to "on" that night as they ever get. Yet they were also pretty much "on" at, among others from that tour, the Pembroke Pines and Hartford shows, too.

I will add that I tend to agree with Latvala -- the show in Pembroke Pines was the closest to a peak show on this tour. The difference is that the Barton show has been available for ages -- passed from hand to hand through multiple tape generations -- and is probably the first and for a long time only tape many Deadheads had. Because of that -- and because it was certainly one of the Dead's better shows on a tour that is arguably one of the Dead's best tours ever -- it has acquired an almost sacred if not mythic status.

As a former recording engineer, I can attest that this version is the best of the copies available in the Archive. There are no perfect ones, that's for sure. Some prefer the Stevenson SM57 audience copy for reasons many like audience copies -- the sense of actually being in the audience and the like. Me, I prefer soundboards. This an excellent matrix, however. Unlike most soundboard snobs, I think matrixes have their place see Fillmore East -- and this show is definitely one of them. Technically, there are two faults with this copy that must be pointed out. Betty loves bottom, if you don't know by now.

If you like Phil -- and who doesn't? One of these days, I'm going to run the whole thing through Audacity and make this permanent. I'm not going to critique the individual songs. By this point, most Deadheads will have a nice '77 spring tour collection as a playlist on their handheld or other dee-vices. This show is undoubtedly a highlight. Reviewer: MAYMAN97 - favorite favorite favorite favorite - January 20, Subject: Reference I had gotten into the Dead before from time to time, but this was one of the shows that hooked me for good.

I've listed to a lot of shows now and a lot of folks argue about whether this show is the best or overhyped. I guess for me I agree with the earlier comment that its the show that you always end up comparing against other shows. Its a 'reference' show for the Dead. A very high benchmark. It may not be the best or your personal favorite, but its the reference against which many a show is judged. For good reason. Reviewer: lbforlb - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - May 17, Subject: The "it" factor It's not always about how impeccably well the band played, or solos and crescendos for all eternity.

Sometimes a show lives on in the heart of every Dead Head because of something intangible, or a combination of subtleties that create the perfect storm of a bootleg. That's Cornell ' For many of us, it was our first introduction to crystalline perfection as far as the sound of a Dead Boot on an XL II. Getting baked and blaring Cornell '77 from the friend who had the best tape deck and speakers, or the friend with the best sound system in the car each of us drove in high school.

For a long time, and hundreds or maybe thousands of listens, this was the best performance with the best sound we had ever heard. That doesn't mean we weren't introduced to shows with better musicianship later on, but within that capsule of time Cornell '77 stood on its own. It has the "it" factor in spades, and deserves as many stars as the archive allows one to give. Reviewer: wharfrat77 - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - December 16, Subject: Concert By God's row jimmy, morning dew, st. What got me to do this was listening to Loser at the Springfield show of the same year.

If you have not heard that version of this song, go NOW yes go right now and do so. What I realized was that this run of shows was simply amazing for so many reasons. First of all, Donna sang backup vocals very well, and she and Jerry had great harmonizing going on.

Jerry's singing was clean and consistent, his playing was sublime, maybe the best and most soulfull I have heard from any series of shows. Bobby, too was consistent and very strong throughout. So when you add this all together, you get an amazing run of East Coast shows that really should be considered as a whole, not this show in particular, IMHO. That sound that sound, they had this stony haunting slow rolling thing going at the time that was just amazing. Overall for this particular show, still can only give it a 4, but it is not as overated as I once thought.

Reviewer: brorazor - - August 1, Subject: problems streaming I'm having trouble streaming the show. Using windows xp. This is the only show i've found in vbr format so maybe that's my problem. I click play and then Any advice? That being said, I think that all of us have special shows that we hold dear. It is also true that everyone has different tastes and the Dead did a great job do different genres with their music. This show is one of my favorites because the second set was my baptism of the Dead in I meet a dead head in college who sparked my interest in the Dead and it has grown from there.

Reviewer: deadheaddave - favorite favorite favorite favorite - June 14, Subject: My Review Heard this one so many times that I'm just going to review it and not even stream it again. It is pure alchemy and magic. It always just makes me smile when I hear it, it is just so groovy to borrow an outdated expression. However, my deadhead brothers and sisters, when considering greatest all-time shows, one must be a bit of an historian. Were talking about a legendary band here with deep roots stretching out a long way.

Just off the the top of my head, I streamed a 72' Paris show yesterday and honestly it was pretty F. I think to actually consider greatest shows, one has to consider the entire performance and how it leaves you in the end. This one is disqualified based on its first set which is basically unremarkable. The second set, taken as a whole, is a doozy, no doubt about it. However, Brace yourselves considering their entire performance career, I don't think this even makes the top ten.

At any rate it is popular for good reason, the second set is real nice. Reviewer: Crookedsmiles - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - February 15, Subject: Heads up Kazzzz Totally agree with the previous reviewer. If you could have put the Dead's sound from into their ability from , they would've been even more incredible. I don't like the disco Dead particularly either, but if you listen to Jerry and Bob's chops especially during Jack Straw and Brown Eyed Women you should be able to recognize that they actually put some effort into practice during this era. This wasn't about riding the energy here and just letting things happening, they were making the energy by executing.

You can here that Jerry was getting back to his roots and practicing scales a ton this year and the year prior. Too bad Bob was starting to get that annoying twang to his guitar and losing the fuzz from the early days. Also sad that Keith was near the end of his career and his life. Reviewer: kazzzz - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - February 10, Subject: Jerry OK, here's the thing about the '77 shows. I am not huge on the disco dead-type thing. Dancin in the Streets doesn't really do it for me. And that is a shame. The band in general is more musical in '77 than.

I think, at any other time. Jerry is just too good for words in ' Every time I listen to it, I just shake my head in amazement. And the Scarlet-Fire might be the best ever. Don't know if it's the best show ever -- too many great '77 shows to chose from -- but it is up there if you want, in my opinion, the pinnacle of Jerry's playing. Reviewer: surfric - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - February 5, Subject: I was there on a late spring evening. Right in front of Jerry.

Great show that reached a peak with Morning Dew. He kept going round and round with the chords until you thought it had to stop, but it didn't. Out of 15 or so shows I saw, I think it was among the best. Reviewer: cacahootie - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - December 30, Subject: Best of '77 I have to agree that this show of course is not the best dead show ever. My personal vote is for But this is definately the best show I've heard of ' Better than some of the more downloaded '77s.

Great renditions that fit the '77 feel perfectly. Made for a great day at work today Reviewer: JackStraw77 - favorite favorite favorite favorite - December 18, Subject: good but not the best Grossly overrated show BUT, a few things I found to be consistently excellent were the drumming and a lot of the vocals. Everything else was good but nothing to write home about. I honestly think Jerry has been FAR better in other '77 shows.

I read somewhere that this show is so well liked because of the setlist and sound quality. Seriously, if you're going to rate a Dead show primarily by the setlist and the mix then you are missing the point. Whether its to tease or to have something to play after 20 minutes I don't know but great shows like this keep on giving in subtlety and charm. Whats the easiest way to download these performances? If you can help email: bluedream yahoo. Reviewer: tutacht - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - September 26, Subject: Row Jimmy I dont think I can adequately describe how beautiful this version of Row Jimmy is.

In my opinion, it is the highlight of a show of all time highlights. Reviewer: coradin - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - September 5, Subject: Great show I think the whole 77 spring tour was amazing but this show still rates as one of my favorites. Best show ever? Not sure but it ranks. I think this may have been the best quality recording many of us had long ago and that figures in but it was well played no doubt IMHO. Reviewer: zuke1 - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - August 25, Subject: Hey Now!

Would have loved to have been there! Had this show on cd for years, it's now skipping like crazy, how the hell do you download this show from this website!? Reviewer: Johnnutz - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - August 21, Subject: no sense arguing It seems painfully obvious to me that all attempts to label ANY show "the best show" will be fruitless. With that being said, I think most would agree that in any discussion of the top 10 or 20,50, etc.

So lets all agree its a great show and move on!

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Five Stars! This is the one to get the newbies hooked. Super performance. Super recording. The Grateful Dead in grate form. Deadheads check out Ekoostik Hookah. Start with , and They ain't no Grateful Dead but then again no band can compare. I think alot of you will like them though.

Reviewer: souprman - - August 11, Subject: 1st tape, 1st taste, now i cant stop coming back for more i will never forget the day in my friend told me to copy this show on his duel tape deck. Reviewer: Folkhippy - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - July 24, Subject: Dancin', dancin', dancin There is so much said about this recording but I would like to focus on just one track that makes this one of my favoirite Dead shows Dancin' in the Streets.

This is without a doubt the best Dancin' they ever did. I challange anyone to find me a better version. I'll never forget the first time I heard this track on my Beyond Description boxed set as a bonus track on Terrapin. I'll admit, I wasn't a big fan of their late 70's studio work in my early unexpirenced days as a Dead Head, but after hearing Dancin' I sought out all their live material from ' I have never heard a guitar solo come close to the musical genius on this song.

It sounds like a psychedelic flute soaring through the clouds. If you close your eyes and listen to this in the right mood, it will take you afloat with it! Jerry Garcia must have been totally dialed in to give us that solo. Row Jimmy has this effect as well. Everyone has different tastes and different styles they would prefer to hear the band play, but when it comes down to the performance and the skill required to play, this show is one of the best. May 7th, 8th, and 9th are the crest of the Grateful Dead wave for me.

These shows were distinct and masterful, they display the band's incredible penchant for intricate soloing and synchronized jaming. The Dead met each other on a sonic plane and conversed with their instruments for these shows. Thanks to Betty for preserving this moment in such great sound quality, and this great site for putting it up!

For my money it's the best thing I've yet heard on archive. A lot of people don't know where to start with the live recordings Reviewer: aes - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - April 23, Subject: where can i donwlaod this album? Reviewer: carltonave - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - April 16, Subject: Barton Hall This is an opinion from a person who definitely doesn't consider themself to be an expert on Dead performances.

Starting as far back as the early seventies,I've seen some Dead shows and Garcia Band shows. Then afterwards I took a long car ride and was able to listen to non-stop Dead music. This is not an objective studently analysis the day that I did that trip was April 7th and the radio station played a show from April 7th in England.

I'm not sure whether it was that, for a long time, I hadn't listened to the Dead in that way or maybe it had something to do with being on the road, I'm not sure what it was maybe a flashback. I could be totally wrong but was interested in knowing what others thought about that.

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This seems to be the best quality version. Reviewer: pulp79 - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - April 15, Subject: Still great to this day As over? Back in high school, almost everyone in the school was a Deadhead walking into my school was like walking into a sea of tie-dye , and I never really gave them much of a chance. I was more of a Floyd guy. Nothing against Mydland-era Dead, or the studio stuff, but it took me hearing this, after recieving it from a friend, to fully appreciate all aspects of the Dead. Now I have too many shows to count, from Not the most jam-heavy show by a long shot, even for '77, but the playing is so tight, and the sound so pristine thanks to Betty, that this is a perfect show to introduce a newbie to the Dead.

I agree with the reviewer below me who said that after hearing this, especially if it's early in your Deadhead career, you will always compare various live Dead songs to the versions found here. When you listen to a live Minglewood, you will always compare it to this version, and so on. Definitely NOT overrated. Great work on the remaster Rob! It really makes me appreciate this show even more.

This is one of the finest recordings in the Archive! Along with , this recording is soooooo fine, with lots of rich, thick bass. Phil is in the zone, so turn up the sub-woofer! Sure there is a lot of hype surrounding this show, but I think it is warranted. The performance is awesome, and not much else compares to the sound quality. Also listen to , and thru , , and judge for yourself!

Stephen and Morning DEW. In 31 yrs. I've never experienced a break in this transition. It stunned me enough to comment. I'm sure there is a stream with no break, none of the AUDS seem to have one. Reviewer: bomoski - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - January 24, Subject: Being There I am blessed to have attended this amazing show. That winter was the blizzard of '77 in Buffalo and caused me to transfer to Arizona State the following fall. I do not know if this was the "best ever" but it is definitely in my personal Top 3 attended shows.

After all these years and countless mostly West coast shows, I still believe that to be true. We are all blessed that these mid year old guys still have a passion for what can only be described as the most incredible catalog of music in contemporary history. They ARE truly a "band beyond description. Reviewer: grizz2 - - October 3, Subject: Overrated? Yeah, right Let's face it, there have been killer copies of tbis show circulating since it went down. And it seems we all have had one, and worn it out. We all know '77 was a great year,and it's hard to find an off show.

This I believe to be their best show that year. And the Cornell versions of " Dancin' in the streets " and " Saturday Night " are quite possibly the best the boys ever performed. Reviewer: robertm - favorite favorite favorite favorite - September 26, Subject: Way over rated A good 77 Dead show???? I have never understood why this show is soooo talked about All of is just as good, there was not a bad show the whole year Also listen to Winterland's Peggy-o Reviewer: gibson83 - favorite favorite favorite favorite - September 25, Subject: It's very good, but It's 'measured' and 'even' as one reviewer said and the playing sits comfortably, but it's not that inspiring.

The sound quality is superb and the mix makes it a pleasure to listen to. But let's face it, the first set just drags. They kick off with a promising energetic "Minglewood," but then play several sleeper tunes in a row, with long silent gaps between every song. This version of 'Jack Straw' is especially lethargic and disappointing. It's like they took the entire first set to warm up. There are some standouts, the second set is much better than the first and the grooves are nice and tight. Overall it's very good and worth a listen, but let's not get carried away!

If this is the "best ever," I'd hate to hear what the bad stuff sounds like. Reviewer: rgc - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - September 14, Subject: Bozone Bozone, email me about the show, rgc hotmail. Reviewer: Bozone - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - August 27, Subject: Help?

I had these shows on disc and then ultimatley on my iPod, long story short I had to wipe out the iPod and when i went to rip my CD's back on the computer, i only had one disc from this show. Phil Lesh sounds so pure and fully rips those songs its crazy. Reviewer: dangerbird1 - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - August 13, Subject: Dancin' Am agreeing with all that's been said about Dancing. Another perfect surprise. By the way, am I the only one to find nugs. Here's the url:. Reviewer: ugenldorji - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - August 10, Subject: Streaming Not a problem The Audio Files are all still there on the Archive servers.

Just the links to download them are removed. If you stream them you are downloading to your browser's temporary cache from there you can recover the files. There are also other ways of locating the files on the servers incl the Lossless. Shnf files if you are a little creative. Reviewer: shakinthembonesdownthestreet - - July 5, Subject: good show but stinks on streamin format only. Reviewer: gphishmon - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - June 29, Subject: This is it, folks! This is the one they all talk about.

It surely has the greatest number of separate recordings on the LAMA, and probably the most reviews. Yes it's overrated, only because so many consider it the best show of all time, but for Dick Latvala to have said it doesn't belong even in the top 30 of , come on! Stephen to the end alone puts this in the top 5 of 77, and then you have a pretty solid first set and perhaps the best Fire of all time.

Oh, and ignore the troll, zaorish, he's obviously not a Deadhead. Fortunately, the number of 5 star reviews is great enough to swamp his pathetic attempt to bring the rating down. Reviewer: Zaorish - favorite favorite favorite - July 19, Subject: Pretty Underwhelmed I knew you guys were Deadheads, but I didn't expect groupthink. Frankly, this sounds like a studio album. The only positive thing I can say about it is that it's "measured" or "regularly paced".

It feels lifeless and mathematical. Oh, and the mike is placed well. Reviewer: johnny rotten - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - July 17, Subject: Great board, energy, but The Dead died when pigpen did, and was resurrected when Brent sat down at the keys. Reviewer: notenuff - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - July 12, Subject: Hmmm. Pretty amazing stuff in its own right. Before Dick's Picks,before this wonderful site,there was Barton Hall We all had it and it was the best sounding TAPE in our collections.

It holds memories for us all. For me ,this tape was an annual passage into the rite of spring. You know,that first day when the weather was finally nice enough to roll all the windows down in the car and go for a little cruise on that glorious first day of spring,this was the TAPE that You put in and cranked,just to make it that much more glorious.

Now the only difference is it's in CD form yup,still the annual rite,to this day. Bottom line,this show is an absolute 5 anyway you slice it. Reviewer: austin nyc - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - July 5, Subject: Year of the Dead This show is just more proof that was their peak,and mid 77 at that. The Morning Dew is kick ass. Reviewer: wavethatflag - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - June 27, Subject: Thanks infromthestorm Excellent musicianship and the clarity is tho tho thpethial!

Merci beaucoup for the tip, "storm. Reviewer: Scottro - favorite favorite favorite favorite - June 24, Subject: pinnacle of clarity for the dead I grew up in the late 70s listening to GD. I know I may get some riled up but here it goes. Somewhere in the early 80s Jerry toasted his brain. I went to one show in the eighties and it was so bland and lifeless. I could tell it was going thru the motions. Creativity was something of the past. It was now a paycheck. Though they tryed a little they stopped the creativity not many years after this show. This type of show is why I became a dead head.

There is a HUGE difference between the 70s and the rest of there career with a few exceptions during the early 80s. This is very good IMHO. Reviewer: Tar Rat - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - June 17, Subject: Sensuous Beauty I agree with most of the positive reviews here. I thought "Row Jimmy--" particulary the guitar was otherwordly. Every note was perfect, both in choice and tone.

Sometimes that's how it goes. The Dancin jam was impressive, but I'm not a big Disco Dead fan. Reviewer: rvaDUBfan - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - June 13, Subject: want this show? I have this show actually it's the Betty Board remaster if you want it feel free to email me rvadubfan yahoo. Email me at fieldhouse hotmail.

Reviewer: infromthestorm - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - May 31, Subject: Easy way to capture I don't know why more people don't suggest this, but you can stream any of these shows with winamp. Winamp comes with a "disk writer" option. If you do the following: 1. CTRL-P will display the output method being used.

Once you select the disk writer, a rectangle button that reads "configure" appears at the bottom of the preferences menu. All this button does when you click it is ask where you want the output files to be written. Choose or create a directoy. It automatically writes each file to wave format. You'll have to restart the stream once you switch the output, but it's a hell of a lot easier than capturing the sound with a wave recorder and cutting the tracks up. It also takes less time as the streams are no longer in real time when you're using the "disk writer" option. It's the easiest way to grab this music.

Bob Dylan said He's right about that. Reviewer: michaeljames82 - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - May 17, Subject: outstanding As a long time Deadhead and hearing so many shows through the years. And I sure I say this for anyone who enjoys the dead this show is a staple for the power of the deads music, when they are driving on all cylanders.

Truly Awesome Man! Reviewer: stuffyhead - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - May 11, Subject: It's over The answer is sadly simple. Reviewer: Dillshank - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - May 11, Subject: How can I download?!?!? I am highly confused by this new page layout. How can I download this show in order to burn it to CD? Can someone please help? Reviewer: lpenoza - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - May 9, Subject: Why not add one more?

Yes, I had my first tape of this show over 25 years ago, and it set the bar early in my tape-trading days. Generally I find that the '77 performances trade off passion and emotion to gain precision. This show has tons of precision, like they couldn't even do this well in a studio. The Stephen is among my least favorites, but at least Donna is on-key for a change throughout this show. I am a dead fan and this is where I truly saw the light. I can not tell you how many dead shows and song variations ultimately get compared to this show when I listen to them.

These put the meaning into scorching hot, and heavenly graceful. It is hard to find a better version of these two juxtaposed songs that played such a crucial part of the late Dead's late 70s repertoire. Now it is 5. I don't know if there is one show out there for any other band that comes close to topping what 5. This is the tops in all of the archive in terms of sound, and musicianship quality.

I heard some other critic claim that barton hall's minglewood is the best but i have to disagree Another great show of 77 is Swing Auditorium at San Bernadino, CA and that minglewood i believe is one of the best u will ever hear. Reviewer: pottersclay75 - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - April 29, Subject: Just Superb I am by no means an expert on live Dead recordings. I do know, however, that some sound better than others due to equipment issues or the band themselves.

This show is one of the best I've ever heard. The band is on, their singing is great, and the recording itself is superb. Out of all the shows in the Archive, this is one I gravitate to the most. Im glad the Archive is streaming the shows at such good quality. Who needs to download anything when you can pull it up anytime you want. Reviewer: sid weiss - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - April 7, Subject: stream the show how to get the new streamed shows Stream the show Reviewer: gruUbic - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - April 5, Subject: Best there is Are there really people out there who like the Dead who haven't eatin, drinked and slepted with this tape for at least 2 years outta their life?

If this is a five, is heaven a 4. Otherwise, this is the SB of this epic night a person needs. The SB, now -- not a remixed merged techno-tape. Don't get me wrong, that version is interesting and has louder output. But whatever. This turned on a generation. Gotta be one of the 7 Signs, yo - Were the Boyz signalin' the beginning or end? Reviewer: johnnycomelately - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - April 3, Subject: Smooth Agree with other reviewers, nice balance here, nothing too high or too low, very pleas'n.

Maybe late 70's is the right time. Reviewer: cornell77 - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - March 30, Subject: Rob Eaton's Transfer is the Best I originally got a copy of this magical show in when the Betty Board source was first released. It is an amazing performance and what got me hooked on the Dead.

I have listened to this show hundreds and hundreds of times. I have compared all the sources out there and feel this Rob Eaton transfer is the best. The Matrix - 3 source mix is a great effort, but it just seems to be missing something - not as smooth and consistent as Eaton's transfer. On a final note, I have several friends who were fortunate enough to have actually attended this show. In fact, it was their very first Dead show. Lucky them! They also prefer this Eaton version over the others.

Reviewer: kidkarma66 - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - March 15, Subject: An All-Time Value On So Many Levels It was a product of the time, the vibe, the work of supremely gifted artists, synchronicity Certainly one of the biggest bargains in music history! Reviewer: smgarcia - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - February 22, Subject: I think my favorite show I just got into the dead Dec This is my favorite show. You have to get the 3 matrix version though, not this one. It sounds better, and is a better cut song wise version.

This is super tight playing. Reviewer: Rider - favorite favorite favorite favorite - February 1, Subject: 3 source matrix dudes So concerning this matter let us for once talk differently, in talking of these words of the preacher: Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of the Lord. He wrote three discourses under his own name and one pseudonymous book in The first thing any child finds in life is the external world of nature.

Ambiguous Grief: Grieving Someone Who Is Still Alive

This is where God placed his natural teachers. He's been writing about confession and now openly writes about Holy Communion which is generally preceded by confession. His goal has always been to help people become religious but specifically Christian religious. He summed his position up earlier in his book, The Point of View of My Work as an Author , but this book was not published until In the month of December the manuscript of the Concluding Postscript was completely finished, and, as my custom was, I had delivered the whole of it at once to Lune [the printer]-which the suspicious do not have to believe on my word, since Luno's account-book is there to prove it.

This work constitutes the turning-point in my whole activity as an author, inasmuch as it presents the 'problem', how to become a Christian. No, the very contrary. This, in 'Christendom' is the Christian movement: one does not reflect oneself into Christianity; but one reflects oneself out of something else and becomes, more and more simply, a Christian. I have never fought in such a way as to say: I am the true Christian, others are not Christians. No, my contention has been this: I know what Christianity is, my imperfection as a Christian I myself fully recognize—but I know what Christianity is.

And to get this properly recognized must be, I should think, to every man's interest, whether he be a Christian or not, whether his intention is to accept Christianity or to reject it. But I have attacked no one as not being a Christian, I have condemned no one. And I myself have from the first clearly asserted, again and again repeated, that I am 'without authority'. He's against Johannes Climacus who kept writing books about trying to understand Christianity. Here he says, "Let others admire and praise the person who pretends to comprehend Christianity.

I regard it as a plain ethical task — perhaps requiring not a little self-denial in these speculative times, when all 'the others' are busy with comprehending-to admit that one is neither able nor supposed to comprehend it. Despair is the impossibility of possibility. When a person who has been addicted to some sin or other but over a considerable period has now successfully resisted the temptation-when this person has a relapse and succumbs again to the temptation, then the depression that ensues is by no means always sorrow over the sin. It can be something quite different; it might also, for that matter, be resentment of divine governance, as if it were the latter that had let him fall into temptation and should not have been so hard on him, seeing that until now he had for so long successfully resisted the temptation.

Such a person protests, perhaps in even stronger terms, how this relapse tortures and torments him, how it brings him to despair: he swears, 'I will never forgive myself. In Practice in Christianity , 25 September , his last pseudonymous work, he stated, "In this book, originating in the year , the requirement for being a Christian is forced up by the pseudonymous authors to a supreme ideality.

Christ is the truth in the sense that to be the truth is the only true explanation of what truth is. Therefore one can ask an apostle, one can ask a Christian, "What is truth? This means that truth in the sense in which Christ is the truth is not a sum of statements, not a definition etc. The being of truth is not the direct redoubling of being in relation to thinking, which gives only thought-being, safeguards thinking only against being a brain-figment that is not, guarantees validity to thinking, that what is thought is-that is, has validity.

No, the being of truth is the redoubling of truth within yourself, within me, within him, that your life, my life, his life is approximately the being of the truth in the striving for it, just as the truth was in Christ a life, for he was the truth. And therefore, Christianly understood, truth is obviously not to know the truth but to be the truth. He now pointedly referred to the acting single individual in his next three publications; For Self-Examination , Two Discourses at the Communion on Fridays , and in Judge for Yourselves! Here is an interesting quote from For Self Examination.

If in observing the present state of the world and life in general, from a Christian point of view one had to say and from a Christian point of view with complete justification : It is a disease. Ah, everything is noisy; and just as strong drink is said to stir the blood, so everything in our day, even the most insignificant project, even the most empty communication, is designed merely to jolt the senses and to stir up the masses, the crowd, the public, noise!

And man, this clever fellow, seems to have become sleepless in order to invent ever new instruments to increase noise, to spread noise and insignificance with the greatest possible haste and on the greatest possible scale. Yes, everything is soon turned upside-down: communication is indeed soon brought to its lowest point in regard to meaning, and simultaneously the means of communication are indeed brought to their highest with regard to speedy and overall circulation; for what is publicized with such hot haste and, on the other hand, what has greater circulation thanrubbish! Oh, create silence!

In Kierkegaard wrote his Two Discourses at the Communion on Fridays where he once more discussed sin, forgiveness, and authority using that same verse from 1 Peter that he used twice in with his Three Upbuilding Discourses, Would that there were a hiding place where I am so hidden that not even the consciousness of my sin can find me! Would that there were a border, however narrow, if it still makes a separation between me and my sin! Would that on the other side of a chasmic abyss there were a spot, however little, where I could stand, while the consciousness of my sin must remain on the other side.

Would that there were a forgiveness, a forgiveness that does not increase my sense of guilt but truly takes the guilt from me, also the consciousness of it. Would that there were oblivion! But now this is indeed that way it is, because love Christ's love hides a multitude of sins. Behold, everything has become new. A human being has no authority, cannot command that you shall believe and just by commanding you with authority help you to believe.

But if it requires authority even to teach, what authority is required, even greater, if possible, then the authority that commands the heaving sea to be still, to command the despairing person, the one who in the agony of repentance is unable and does not dare to forget, the prostrate penitent who is unable and does not dare to stop staring at his guilt, what authority is required to command him to shut his eyes, and what authority is then required to command him to open the eyes of faith so that he sees purity where he saw guilt and sin!

That divine authority he alone has, Jesus Christ, whose love hides a multitude of sins. He hides it very literally. Just as when one person places himself in front of another person and covers him so completely with his body that no one, no one, can see the person hidden behind him, so Jesus Christ covers your sin with his holy body. Reason alone baptized?

Faith, hope, love, peace, patience, joy, self-control, vanity, kindness, humility, courage, cowardliness, pride, deceit, and selfishness. These are the inner passions that Thought knows little about. Hegel begins the process of education with Thought but Kierkegaard thinks we could begin with passion, or a balance between the two, a balance between Goethe and Hegel.

But at the same time he did not want to draw more attention to the external display of passion but the internal hidden passion of the single individual. Kierkegaard clarified this intention in his Journals. Schelling put Nature first and Hegel put Reason first but Kierkegaard put the human being first and the choice first in his writings.

He makes an argument against Nature here and points out that most single individuals begin life as spectators of the visible world and work toward knowledge of the invisible world. Is it a perfection on the part of the bird that in hard times it sits and dies of hunger and knows of nothing at all to do, that, dazed, it lets itself fall to the ground and dies? Usually we do not talk this way. When a sailor lies down in the boat and lets matters take their course in the storm and knows nothing to do, we do not speak of his perfection.

But when a doughty sailor knows how to steer, when he works against the storm with ingenuity, with strength, and with perseverance, when he works himself out of the danger, we admire him. Suppose that it were not one man who traveled from Jericho to Jerusalem , but there were two, and both of them were assaulted by robbers and maimed, and no traveler passed by. Suppose, then, that one of them did nothing but moan, while the other forgot and surmounted his own suffering in order to speak comfortingly, friendly words or, what involved great pain, dragged himself to some water in order to fetch the other a refreshing drink.

Or suppose that they were both bereft of speech, but one of them in his silent prayer sighed to God also for the other-was he then not merciful? If someone has cut off my hands, then I cannot play the zither, and if someone has cut off my feet, then I cannot dance, and if I lie crippled on the shore, then I cannot throw myself into the sea in order to rescue another person's life, and if I myself am lying with a broken arm or leg, then I cannot plunge into the flames to save another's life-but I can still be merciful.

I have often pondered how a painter might portray mercifulness, but I have decided that it cannot be done. As soon as a painter is to do it, it becomes dubious whether it is mercifulness or it is something else. But what does this mean, what have I to do, or what sort of effort is it that can be said to seek or pursue the kingdom of God? Shall I try to get a job suitable to my talents and powers in order thereby to exert an influence?

No, thou shalt first seek God's kingdom. Shall I then give all my fortune to the poor? Shall I then go out to proclaim this teaching to the world? But then in a certain sense it is nothing I shall do. Yes, certainly, in a certain it is nothing, thou shalt in the deepest sense make thyself nothing, become nothing before God, learn to keep silent; in this silence is the beginning, which is, first to seek God's kingdom.

In this wise, a godly wise, one gets to the beginning by going, in a sense, backwards. The beginning is not that with which one begins, but at which one arrives at the beginning backwards. The beginning is this art of becoming silent; for to be silent, as nature is, is not an art. It is man's superiority over the beasts to be able to speak; but in relation to God it can easily become the ruin of man who is able to speak that he is too willing to speak. God is love, man is as one says to a child a silly little thing, even so far as his own wellbeing is concerned. Only in much fear and trembling can a man walk with God; in much fear and trembling.

But to talk in much fear and trembling is difficult for as a sense of dread causes the bodily voice to fail; so also does much fear and trembling render the voice mute in silence. This the true man of prayer knows well, and he who was not the true man of prayer learned precisely this by praying. Nikolai Berdyaev makes a related argument against reason in his book The Divine and the Human.

These pamphlets are now included in Kierkegaard's Attack Upon Christendom [] The Instant , was translated into German as well as other European languages in and again in Kierkegaard first moved to action after Professor soon bishop Hans Lassen Martensen gave a speech in church in which he called the recently deceased Bishop Jacob Peter Mynster a "truth-witness, one of the authentic truth-witnesses".

He later wrote that all his former output had been "preparations" for this attack, postponed for years waiting for two preconditions: 1 both his father and bishop Mynster should be dead before the attack and 2 he should himself have acquired a name as a famous theologic writer. Kierkegaard strongly objected to the portrayal of Mynster as a 'truth-witness'. Kierkegaard described the hope the witness to the truth has in and in his Journals. When the concepts are shaken in an upheaval that is more terrible than an earthquake, when the truth is hated and its witness persecuted-what then?

Must the witness submit to the world? But does that mean all is lost? No, on the contrary. We remain convinced of this, and thus no proof is needed, for if it is not so, then such a person is not a witness to the truth either. Therefore we are reassured that even in the last moments such a person has retained a youthful recollection of what the youth expected, and he therefore has examined himself and his relationship before God to see whether the defect could lie in him, whether it was not possible for it to become, as the youth had expected, something he perhaps now desired most for the sake of the world-namely, that truth has the victory and good has its reward in the world.

Woe to the one who presumptuously, precipitously, and impetuously brings the horror of confusion into more peaceable situations; but woe, also, to the one who, if it was necessary, did not have the bold confidence to turn everything around the second time when it was turned around the first time! Such a life is the life of the witness to the truth. This rubric disappeared long ago, and preachers, philosophy professors, and poets have taken over the place of servants to the truth, whereby they no doubt are served very well — but they do not serve the truth.

Soren Kierkegaard, Journals X 1A Before the tenth issue of his periodical The Moment could be published, Kierkegaard collapsed on the street. He stayed in the hospital for over a month and refused communion. At that time he regarded pastors as mere political officials, a niche in society who were clearly not representative of the divine. He said to Emil Boesen, a friend since childhood who kept a record of his conversations with Kierkegaard, that his life had been one of immense suffering, which may have seemed like vanity to others, but he did not think it so. Kierkegaard died in Frederik's Hospital after over a month, possibly from complications from a fall he had taken from a tree in his youth.

It has been suggested by professor Kaare Weismann and literature scientist Jens Staubrand that Kierkegaard died from Pott disease , a form of tuberculosis. At Kierkegaard's funeral, his nephew Henrik Lund caused a disturbance by protesting Kierkegaard's burial by the official church.

Lund maintained that Kierkegaard would never have approved, had he been alive, as he had broken from and denounced the institution. Lund was later fined for his disruption of a funeral. Kierkegaard's pamphlets and polemical books, including The Moment , criticized several aspects of church formalities and politics. He stressed that "Christianity is the individual, here, the single individual".

More members would mean more power for the clergymen: a corrupt ideal. It is also detrimental to the religion itself since it reduces Christianity to a mere fashionable tradition adhered to by unbelieving "believers", a "herd mentality" of the population, so to speak. Kierkegaard did have an impact there judging from the following quote from their article: "The fatal fruits which Dr. Kierkegaard show to arise from the union of Church and State, have strengthened the scruples of many of the believing laity, who now feel that they can remain no longer in the Church, because thereby they are in communion with unbelievers, for there is no ecclesiastical discipline.

Changes did occur in the administration of the Church and these changes were linked to Kierkegaard's writings. The Church noted that dissent was "something foreign to the national mind". On 5 April the Church enacted new policies: "every member of a congregation is free to attend the ministry of any clergyman, and is not, as formerly, bound to the one whose parishioner he is". In March , compulsory infant baptism was abolished. Debates sprang up over the King's position as the head of the Church and over whether to adopt a constitution.

Grundtvig objected to having any written rules. Immediately following this announcement the "agitation occasioned by Kierkegaard" was mentioned. Kierkegaard was accused of Weigelianism and Darbyism , but the article continued to say, "One great truth has been made prominent, viz namely : That there exists a worldly-minded clergy; that many things in the Church are rotten; that all need daily repentance; that one must never be contented with the existing state of either the Church or her pastors.

Hans Martensen was the subject of a Danish article, Dr. Kierkegaard against Dr. Martensen By Hans Peter Kofoed-Hansen — that was published in [] untranslated and Martensen mentioned him extensively in Christian Ethics , published in From this, at a glance, it may be seen that Kierkegaard ought to have made common cause with those philosophic and theological writers who specially desired to promote the principle of Personality as opposed to Pantheism.

This is, however, far from the case. For those views which upheld the category of existence and personality, in opposition to this abstract idealism, did not do this in the sense of an either—or, but in that of a both—and. They strove to establish the unity of existence and idea, which may be specially seen from the fact that they desired system and totality. Martensen accused Kierkegaard and Alexandre Vinet of not giving society its due. He said both of them put the individual above society, and in so doing, above the Church.


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Kierkegaard's father's name was Michael Pedersen Kierkegaard. He went on to assert that the ethical side of a human being has to disappear completely in his one-sided view of faith as the highest good. He wrote, "Kierkegaard can only find true Christianity in entire renunciation of the world, in the following of Christ in lowliness and suffering especially when met by hatred and persecution on the part of the world.

Hence his passionate polemic against ecclesiastical Christianity, which he says has fallen away from Christ by coming to a peaceful understanding with the world and conforming itself to the world's life. True Christianity, on the contrary, is constant polemical pathos , a battle against reason, nature, and the world; its commandment is enmity with the world; its way of life is the death of the naturally human. An article from an dictionary of religion revealed a good idea of how Kierkegaard was regarded at that time, stating: "Having never left his native city more than a few days at a time, excepting once, when he went to Germany to study Schelling's philosophy.

He was the most original thinker and theological philosopher the North ever produced. His fame has been steadily growing since his death, and he bids fair to become the leading religio-philosophical light of Germany. Not only his theological but also his aesthetic works have of late become the subject of universal study in Europe. The first academic to draw attention to Kierkegaard was fellow Dane Georg Brandes , who published in German as well as Danish. Brandes gave the first formal lectures on Kierkegaard in Copenhagen and helped bring him to the attention of the European intellectual community.

Brandes also discussed the Corsair Affair in the same book. There are two types of the artistic soul. There is the one which needs many varying experiences and constantly changing models, and which instantly gives a poetic form to every fresh incident. There is the other which requires amazingly few outside elements to fertilise it, and for which a single life circumstance, inscribed with sufficient force, can furnish a whole wealth of ever-changing thought and modes of expression.

Soren Kierkegaard among writers, and Max Klinger among painters, are both great examples of the latter type. To which did Shakespeare belong? William Shakespeare; a critical study, by George Brandes. During the s, Japanese philosophers began disseminating the works of Kierkegaard, from the Danish thinkers. William James wrote:. This treatment supposes life to have already accomplished itself, for the concepts, being so many views taken after the fact, are retrospective and post mortem.

Nevertheless, we can draw conclusions from them and project them into the future. We cannot learn from them how life made itself go, or how it will make itself go; but, on the supposition that its ways of making itself go are unchanging, we can calculate what positions of imagined arrest it will exhibit hereafter under given conditions. The yes of the promise is sleep-inducing, but the no, spoken and therefore audible to oneself, is awakening, and repentance is usually not far away.

The one who says, "I will, sir," is at the same moment pleased with himself; the one who says no becomes almost afraid of himself. But this difference if very significant in the first moment and very decisive in the next moment; yet if the first moment is the judgment of the momentary, the second moment is the judgment of eternity. This is precisely why the world is so inclined to promises, inasmuch as the world is the momentary, and at the moment a promise looks very good.

This is why eternity is suspicious of promises, just as it is suspicious of everything momentary. And so it is also with the one who, rich in good intentions and quick to promise, moves backward further and further away from the good. By means of the intention and the promise, he is facing in the direction of the good, is turned toward the good but is moving backward further and further away from it. With every renewed intention and promise it looks as if he took a step forward, and yet he is not merely standing still, but he is actually taking a step backward. The intention taken in vain, the unfulfilled promise, leaves despondency, dejection, that in turn perhaps soon blazes up into an even more vehement intention, which leaves only greater listlessness.

Just as the alcoholic continually needs a stronger and stronger stimulant-in order to become intoxicated, likewise the one who has become addicted to promises and good intentions continually needs more and more stimulation-in order to go backward. One thing James did have in common with Kierkegaard was respect for the single individual, and their respective comments may be compared in direct sequence as follows: "A crowd is indeed made up of single individuals; it must therefore be in everyone's power to become what he is, a single individual; no one is prevented from being a single individual, no one, unless he prevents himself by becoming many.

To become a crowd, to gather a crowd around oneself, is on the contrary to distinguish life from life; even the most well-meaning one who talks about that, can easily offend a single individual. As these heads usually suggest prejudicial associations to some hearer or other, the life of philosophy largely consists of resentments at the classing, and complaints of being misunderstood.

But there are signs of clearing up for which both Oxford and Harvard are partly to be thanked. The Encyclopaedia of religion and ethics had an article about Kierkegaard in The article began:. Martensen—which must be referred to as having wrought with extraordinary effect upon his peculiarly sensitive and high-strung nature. The intensity of his inner life, again—which finds expression in his published works, and even more directly in his notebooks and diaries also published —cannot be properly understood without some reference to his father.

John George Robertson [] wrote an article called Soren Kierkegaard in "Notwithstanding the fact that during the last quarter of a century, we have devoted considerable attention to the literatures of the North, the thinker and man of letters whose name stands at the head of the present article is but little known to the English-speaking world.

But Kierkegaard, the writer who holds the indispensable key to the intellectual life of Scandinavia, to whom Denmark in particular looks up as her most original man of genius in the nineteenth century, we have wholly overlooked. Austrian psychologist Wilhelm Stekel — referred to Kierkegaard as the "fanatical follower of Don Juan, himself the philosopher of Don Juanism " in his book Disguises of Love.

Jaspers saw Kierkegaard as a champion of Christianity and Nietzsche as a champion for atheism. Albert Barthod began translating Kierkegaard's works into German as early as It had taken academics 50 years to arrange his journals. Swenson , Douglas V. Steere , and Walter Lowrie appeared, under the editorial efforts of Oxford University Press editor Charles Williams , [] one of the members of the Inklings.

Hong and Edna H. Hong translated his works more than once. National Book Award in category Translation. Hong Kierkegaard Library. Almost all key terms from Kierkegaard which had an important role in The Epistle to the Romans can be found in Practice in Christianity. Keller notes the splits that happen when a new teaching is introduced and some assume a higher knowledge from a higher source than others. But Kierkegaard always referred to the equality of all in the world of the spirit where there is neither "sport" nor "spook" or anyone who can shut you out of the world of the spirit except yourself.

All are chosen by God and equal in His sight. The Expectancy of Faith ," Before this faith came, we were held prisoners by the law, locked up until faith should be revealed. So the law was put in charge to lead us to Christ that we might be justified by faith. Now that faith has come, we are no longer under the supervision of the law. You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise. The greatest beneficence, to help the other to stand alone, cannot be done directly. James 2. It was in his study of Paul that he found his first peace of mind. He was fascinated by the revelation of the power of the Holy Spirit when it once touched a man; at the completeness with which it overwhelms and keeps its chosen ones loyal. He conceived of Paul as one upon whom God had laid His hand' Barth writes: "The man Paul evidently sees and hears something which is above everything, which is absolutely beyond the range of my observation and measure of my thought.

The principle contribution of Kierkegaard to Barth is the dualism of time and eternity which Kierkegaard phrases: "The infinite qualitative difference between time and eternity. Wherever Kierkegaard is understood, opposition is aroused to organized ecclesiasticism, to the objective treatment of religious questions, to the sovereignty of man, whether it be called idealism or theology of mystical experience.

The work with the youth, the work with Home Missions appears as superficial church business. In Grundtvigianism they frequently saw secularized piety, which had gone over to a concern with all sorts of cultural possessions. The majesty of God seemed to have been preserved too little and the institution of the church seemed to have taken over the meaning of the existential meeting with the transcendent God.

In this opposition to the prevalent church life the thoughts of Kierkegaard have certainly remained alive. However, they became effective only when their reinforced echo from foreign lands reached Denmark. This effect was more marked when Barthianism became known. Into this group of dissatisfied, excited radicals Barthian thought penetrated with full force. The inward distress, the tension and the preparation of Kierkegaard made them receptive to the new.

A magazine entitled the Tidenverv The Turn of the Times , has been their journal since Especially the Student Christian Movement became the port of invasion for the new thought. But this invasion has been split completely into two camps which vehemently attack each other. Indictment was launched against the old theology. The quiet work of the church was scorned as secularization of the message or as emotional smugness, which had found a place in Home Missions despite all its call to repentance. Kierkegaard and the early Barth think that in Christianity, direct communication is impossible because Christ appears incognito.

They are fully aware of the importance of the moment when the human being stands before God, and is moved by him alone from time to eternity, from the earth to which s he belongs to the heaven where God exists. But Kierkegaard stressed the single individual in the presence of God in time in his early discourses and wrote against speculative arguments about whether or not one individual, no matter how gifted, can ascertain where another stood in relation to God as early as his Two Upbuilding Discourses of where he wrote against listening to speculative Christians:. The expectation of faith is then victory, and this expectation cannot be disappointed unless a man disappoints himself by depriving himself of expectation; like the one who foolishly supposed that he had lost faith, or foolishly supposed that some individual had taken it from him; or like the one who sought to delude himself with the idea that there was some special power which could deprive a man of his faith; who found satisfaction in the vain thought that this was precisely what had happened to him, found joy in frightening others with the assurance that some such power did exist that made sport of the noblest in man, and empowered the one who was thus tested to ridicule others.

Barth endorses the main theme from Kierkegaard but also reorganizes the scheme and transforms the details. Barth expands the theory of indirect communication to the field of Christian ethics; he applies the concept of unrecognizability to the Christian life. He coins the concept of the "paradox of faith" since the form of faith entails a contradictory encounter of God and human beings. He also portrayed the contemporaneity of the moment when in crisis a human being desperately perceives the contemporaneity of Christ.

In regard to the concept of indirect communication, the paradox, and the moment, the Kierkegaard of the early Barth is a productive catalyst. And thou art on earth. When I am faced by such a document as the Epistle of Paul to the Romans, I embark on its interpretation on the assumption that he is confronted with the same unmistakable and unmeasurable significance of that relation as I myself am confronted with, and that it is this situation which moulds his thought and its expression. Logic and human reasoning are inadequate to comprehend truth, and in this emphasis Dostoevsky speaks entirely the language of Kierkegaard, of whom he had never heard.

Christianity is a way of life, an existential condition. In Morton White wrote about the word "exists" and Kierkegaard's idea of God's is-ness. Some philosophers think of it as having one meaning: the sense in which we say that this book exists, that God does or does not exist, that there exist odd numbers between 8 and 20, that a characteristic like redness exists as well as things that are red, that the American government exists as well as the physical building in which the government is housed, that minds exist as well as bodies.

Theists affirm that God exists while atheists deny the very same statement; materialists say that matter exists while some idealists think that it is illusory; nominalists, as they are called, deny the existence of characteristics like redness while platonic realists affirm it; some kinds of behaviorists deny that there are minds inside bodies. One of the outstanding efforts of this kind in the twentieth century occurs in the early writings of realists who maintained that only concrete things in space and time exist, while abstract characteristics of things or relations between them should be said to subsist.

This is sometimes illustrated by pointing out that while Chicago and St. Louis both exist at definite places, the relation more populous than which holds between them exists neither in Chicago nor in St. Louis nor in the area between them, but is nevertheless something about which we can speak, something that is usually assigned to a timeless and spaceless realm like that of which Plato spoke.

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On this view, however, human minds or personalities are also said to exist in spite of being non-material. In short, the great divide is between abstract subsistents and concrete existents, but both human personalities and physical objects are existents and do not share in the spacelessness and timelessness of platonic ideas. First of all he needs one for statements about God, and so he says that God is. Secondly, and by contrast, persons or personalities are said to exist. By what is admittedly a mysterious process the abstract God enters a concrete existent. We must accept this on faith and faith alone, for clearly it cannot be like the process whereby one existent is related to another; it involves a passage from one realm to another which is not accessible to the human mind, Christians who lacked this faith and who failed to live by it were attacked by Kierkegaard; this was the theological root of his violent criticism of the Established Church of Denmark.

It is one source of his powerful influence on contemporary theology. John Daniel Wild noted as early as that Kierkegaard's works had been "translated into almost every important living language including Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, and it is now fair to say that his ideas are almost as widely known and as influential in the world as those of his great opponent Hegel, still the most potent of world philosophers. Mortimer J. Adler wrote the following about Kierkegaard in For Kierkegaard, man is essentially an individual, not a member of a species or race; and ethical and religious truth is known through individual existence and decision-through subjectivity, not objectivity.

Adler and Seymour Cain. In Life Magazine traced the history of existentialism from Heraclitus BC and Parmenides over the argument over The Unchanging One as the real and the state of flux as the real. Dostoevski and Camus are attempts to rewrite Descartes according to their own lights and Descartes is the forefather of Sartre through the fact that they both used a "literary style. He built a philosophy based in part on the idea of permanent cleavage between faith and reason.

This was an existentialism which still had room for a God whom Sartre later expelled, but which started the great pendulum-swing toward the modern concepts of the absurd. Kierkegaard spent his life thinking existentially and converting remarkably few to his ideas. After World War II, with the human condition more precarious than ever, with humanity facing the mushroom-shaped ultimate absurdity, existentialism and our time came together in Jean-Paul Sartre. Kierkegaard's comparatively early and manifold philosophical and theological reception in Germany was one of the decisive factors of expanding his works' influence and readership throughout the world.

Kierkegaard has been called a philosopher, a theologian, [] the Father of Existentialism , [] [] [] both atheistic and theistic variations, [] a literary critic, [] a social theorist, [] a humorist, [] a psychologist, [2] and a poet. Kierkegaard does mention the concepts of "faith" and "leap" together many times in his works.

The leap of faith is his conception of how an individual would believe in God or how a person would act in love. Faith is not a decision based on evidence that, say, certain beliefs about God are true or a certain person is worthy of love. No such evidence could ever be enough to completely justify the kind of total commitment involved in true religious faith or romantic love. Faith involves making that commitment anyway. Kierkegaard thought that to have faith is at the same time to have doubt.

So, for example, for one to truly have faith in God, one would also have to doubt one's beliefs about God; the doubt is the rational part of a person's thought involved in weighing evidence, without which the faith would have no real substance. Someone who does not realize that Christian doctrine is inherently doubtful and that there can be no objective certainty about its truth does not have faith but is merely credulous.

For example, it takes no faith to believe that a pencil or a table exists, when one is looking at it and touching it. In the same way, to believe or have faith in God is to know that one has no perceptual or any other access to God, and yet still has faith in God. Kierkegaard also stresses the importance of the self, and the self's relation to the world, as being grounded in self-reflection and introspection.

He argued in Concluding Unscientific Postscript to Philosophical Fragments that "subjectivity is truth" and "truth is subjectivity. People who in some sense believe the same things may relate to those beliefs quite differently. Two individuals may both believe that many of those around them are poor and deserve help, but this knowledge may lead only one of them to decide to actually help the poor.

Schleiermacher so enthusiastically declares that knowledge does not perturb religiousness, and that the religious person does not sit safeguarded by a lightning rod and scoff at God; yet with the help of statistical tables one laughs at all of life. Kierkegaard does not deny the fruitfulness or validity of abstract thinking science, logic, and so on , but he does deny any superstition which pretends that abstract theorizing is a sufficient concluding argument for human existence. He holds it to be unforgivable pride or stupidity to think that the impersonal abstraction can answer the vital problems of human, everyday life.

Logical theorems, mathematical symbols, physical-statistical laws can never become patters of human existence. To be human means to be concrete, to be this person here and now in this particular and decisive moment, face to face with this particular challenge. Kierkegaard primarily discusses subjectivity with regard to religious matters. As already noted, he argues that doubt is an element of faith and that it is impossible to gain any objective certainty about religious doctrines such as the existence of God or the life of Christ.

The most one could hope for would be the conclusion that it is probable that the Christian doctrines are true, but if a person were to believe such doctrines only to the degree they seemed likely to be true, he or she would not be genuinely religious at all. Faith consists in a subjective relation of absolute commitment to these doctrines.

Kierkegaard's famous philosophical 20th-century critics include Theodor Adorno and Emmanuel Levinas. Non-religious philosophers such as Jean-Paul Sartre and Martin Heidegger supported many aspects of Kierkegaard's philosophical views, [] but rejected some of his religious views. Another reviewer says that "Adorno is [far away] from the more credible translations and interpretations of the Collected Works of Kierkegaard we have today. Levinas' main attack on Kierkegaard focused on his ethical and religious stages, especially in Fear and Trembling. Levinas criticises the leap of faith by saying this suspension of the ethical and leap into the religious is a type of violence the "leap of faith" of course, is presented by a pseudonym, thus not representing Kierkegaard's own view, but intending to prompt the exact kind of discussion engaged in by his critics.

He states: "Kierkegaardian violence begins when existence is forced to abandon the ethical stage in order to embark on the religious stage, the domain of belief. But belief no longer sought external justification. Even internally, it combined communication and isolation, and hence violence and passion. That is the origin of the relegation of ethical phenomena to secondary status and the contempt of the ethical foundation of being which has led, through Nietzsche, to the amoralism of recent philosophies. Levinas pointed to the Judeo-Christian belief that it was God who first commanded Abraham to sacrifice Isaac and that an angel commanded Abraham to stop.

If Abraham were truly in the religious realm, he would not have listened to the angel's command and should have continued to kill Isaac. To Levinas, "transcending ethics" seems like a loophole to excuse would-be murderers from their crime and thus is unacceptable. Therefore, deep down, Abraham had faith that God, as an absolute moral authority, would never allow him in the end to do something as ethically heinous as murdering his own child, and so he passed the test of blind obedience versus moral choice. He was making the point that God as well as the God-Man Christ doesn't tell people everything when sending them out on a mission and reiterated this in Stages on Life's Way.

I conceive of God as one who approves in a calculated vigilance, I believe that he approves of intrigues, and what I have read in the sacred books of the Old Testament is not of a sort to dishearten me. Sartre objected to the existence of God : If existence precedes essence, it follows from the meaning of the term sentient that a sentient being cannot be complete or perfect.

In Being and Nothingness , Sartre's phrasing is that God would be a pour-soi a being-for-itself; a consciousness who is also an en-soi a being-in-itself; a thing which is a contradiction in terms. Either, "the first" contains promise for the future, is the forward thrust, the endless impulse. Or, "the first" does not impel the individual; the power which is in the first does not become the impelling power but the repelling power, it becomes that which thrusts away. Thus — for the sake of making a little philosophical flourish, not with the pen but with thought-God only once became flesh, and it would be vain to expect this to be repeated.

Sartre agreed with Kierkegaard's analysis of Abraham undergoing anxiety Sartre calls it anguish , but claimed that God told Abraham to do it. In his lecture, Existentialism is a Humanism , Sartre wondered whether Abraham ought to have doubted whether God actually spoke to him. Faith was something that Kierkegaard often wrestled with throughout his writing career; under both his real name and behind pseudonyms, he explored many different aspects of faith.

These various aspects include faith as a spiritual goal, the historical orientation of faith particularly toward Jesus Christ , faith being a gift from God, faith as dependency on a historical object, faith as a passion, and faith as a resolution to personal despair. Even so, it has been argued that Kierkegaard never offers a full, explicit and systematic account of what faith is.

II two enormous didactic and hortatory ethical letters and a sermon. Kierkegaardian scholar Paul Holmer [] described Kierkegaard's wish in his introduction to the publication of Kierkegaard's Edifying Discourses where he wrote:. Kierkegaard's constant and lifelong wish, to which his entire literature gives expression, was to create a new and rich subjectivity in himself and his readers.

Unlike any authors who believe that all subjectivity is a hindrance, Kierkegaard contends that only some kinds of subjectivity are a hindrance. He sought at once to produce subjectivity if it were lacking, to correct it if it were there and needed correction, to amplify and strengthen it when it was weak and undeveloped, and, always, to bring subjectivity of every reader to the point of eligibility for Christian inwardness and concern. But the Edifying Discourses , though paralleling the pseudonymous works, spoke a little more directly, albeit without authority.

Whereas all the rest of his writing was designed to get the readers out of their lassitude and mistaken conceptions, the discourses, early and late, were the goal of the literature. They start where the reader finds himself, in immanent ethical possibilities and aesthetic repetitions, and are themselves vulnerable to the lure of poetic sirens. They force the dialectical movements of the making and unmaking of the self before God to undergo lyrical imitations of meditation while the clefts, rifts, abysses, are everywhere to be seen.

Many 20th-century philosophers , both theistic and atheistic, and theologians drew concepts from Kierkegaard, including the notions of angst, despair, and the importance of the individual. His fame as a philosopher grew tremendously in the s, in large part because the ascendant existentialist movement pointed to him as a precursor, although later writers celebrated him as a highly significant and influential thinker in his own right. Philosophers and theologians influenced by Kierkegaard are numerous and include major twentieth century theologians and philosophers.

Ludwig Wittgenstein was immensely influenced and humbled by Kierkegaard, [] claiming that "Kierkegaard is far too deep for me, anyhow. He bewilders me without working the good effects which he would in deeper souls". According to Ellul, Marx and Kierkegaard were his two greatest influences, and the only two authors of which he read all of their work. Kierkegaard has also had a considerable influence on 20th-century literature. Figures deeply influenced by his work include W. Salinger and John Updike. Kierkegaard was a schizophrenic Kierkegaard was the greatest Dane Kierkegaard was the greatest Christian of the century Kierkegaard's aim was the destruction of the historic Christian faith He did not attack philosophy as such He negated reason He was a voluntarist Kierkegaard was the Knight of Faith Kierkegaard never found faith Kierkegaard possessed the truth Kierkegaard was one of the damned.

Kierkegaard had a profound influence on psychology. He is widely regarded as the founder of Christian psychology and of existential psychology [1] and therapy. Kierkegaard is also seen as an important precursor of postmodernism. Google honoured him with a Google Doodle on his th anniversary. Kierkegaard is considered by some modern theologians to be the "Father of Existentialism". Shaikh Hamza Yusuf has also mentioned that he is his favourite Western philosopher.

In eternity you will not be asked how large a fortune you are leaving behind-the survivors ask about that; or about how many battles you won, about how sagacious you were, how powerful your influence-that after all, becomes your reputation for posterity. No, eternity will not ask about what worldly things you leave behind you in the world. Think of the first word and the hyphen of a compound word, and now suppose that you do not know any more about how it hangs together-what will you say then?

You will say that the word is not finished, something is lacking. It is the same with the one who loves. That the relationship came to a break cannot be directly seen; it can be known only in the sense of the past. But the one who loves does not want to know the past, because he abides, and to abide is in the direction of the future. Therefore, the one who loves expresses that the relationship, which the other call a break, is a relationship that has not yet finished. But it is still not a break because something is missing.

Therefore, it depends on how the relationship is viewed, and the one who loves-abides. So it came to a break. It was a quarrel that separated the two; yet one of them made the break, saying, "It is all finished between us. What is the difference between a fragment and an unfinished sentence? In order to call something a fragment, one must know that nothing more is coming; If one does not know this, one says that the sentence is not yet finished.

When from the angle of the past it is settled that there is no more to come, we say, "It is a fragment"; from the angle of the future, waiting for the next part, we say, "The sentence is not finished; something is still missing. Get rid of the past, drown it in the oblivion of eternity by abiding in love-then the end is the beginning, and there is no break!

Soren Kierkegaard, Works of Love, Hong p. In one of his earlier writings, the System of Transcendental Idealism; which we shall consider first of all, Schelling represented transcendental philosophy and natural philosophy as the two sides of scientific knowledge. Thus nature is impelled to spirit, and spirit to nature; either may be given the first place, and both must come to pass.

This is the meaning of the effort to connect natural phenomena with theory. The highest perfection of natural science would be the perfect spiritualization of all natural laws into laws of intuitive perception and thought. Simson first translated p. One can read fragments of Plato with interest, and also the unappreciated Schopenhauer, especially in his least-valued work Parerga and Paralipomena, but not in his systematic treatise The World as Will and Idea. Kierkegaard is not regarded as a philosopher, nor are Feuerbach and his pupil Nietzsche, but they are extraordinarily instructive.

All who construct an empty system with facts are fools. No doubt as soon as Kierkegaard becomes fashionable he will be explained. His imagination will be made to depend on his personal history, and his sayings will be so moderated in our minds that they will soon become not his sayings but ours. It is a very terrible thing to consider how often this has happened with the great, and how often we are contented to understand what we have neatly supposed that they have said. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the surname, see Kierkegaard surname.

Unfinished sketch of Kierkegaard by his cousin Niels Christian Kierkegaard , c. Copenhagen , Denmark—Norway. Continental philosophy Existentialism Christian existentialism Existential psychology [1] [2]. Main article: Regine Olsen. This section contains too many or too-lengthy quotations for an encyclopedic entry. Please help improve the article by presenting facts as a neutrally-worded summary with appropriate citations. Consider transferring direct quotations to Wikiquote. May Swenson, scholar, teacher, friend.

Minneapolis, The University of Minnesota, , pp. Introduction by Paul Holmer. Newton Malony ed. Finch , University Press of America, , p. Ruoff, "Kierkegaard and Shakespeare". Comparative Literature , Vol. Autumn, , pp. Kierkegaard and the Rise of Modern Psychology.

Abingdon-on-Thames : Routledge. X2 A , Christianity has of course known very well what it wanted. It wants to be proclaimed by witnesses—that is, by persons who proclaim the teaching and also existentially express it. The modern notion of a pastor as it is now is a complete misunderstanding. Since pastors also presumably should express the essentially Christian, they have quite rightly discovered how to relax the requirement, abolish the ideal.

What is to be done now? Yes, now we must prepare for another tactical advance. First a detachment of poets; almost sinking under the demands of the ideal, with the glow of a certain unhappy love they set forth the ideal. Present-day pastors may now take second rank. These religious poets must have the particular ability to do the kind of writing that helps people out into the current.

When this has happened, when a generation has grown up that from childhood on has received the pathos-filled impression of an existential expression of the ideal, the monastery and the genuine witnesses of the truth will both come again. This is how far behind the cause of Christianity is in our time. Hong Princeton University Press p. Ashgate, Soren Kierkegaard and the Common Man. Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock Publishers. Macon, Georgia: Mercer University Press. Swenson's biography of SK, pp.

Retrieved 17 July Translated by T. Pantheon Books. After Cato committed suicide, Caesar is supposed to have said, "There Cato wrested from me my most beautiful victory, for I would have forgiven him. Knoff, inc, pp. The famous naturalist P. Lund was his uncle. The early environment was one almost entirely of men and women fond of literature and often writers of note.

Among Troels-Lunds student contemporaries were Georg Brandes, Julius Lange and others who have won fame at home and abroad. The Sun.

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When known, the exact date is given; otherwise, month and year, or just year is given. Stages , p. By my having begun what I could not carry out. How do you understand it now? Now I understand more clearly why it was impossible for me. What then is my guilt? That I did not understand it sooner. What is your responsibility? Every possible consequence of her life. Why every possible one, for this certainly seems to be exaggeration?

Because here it is not a matter of an event but of an act and an ethical responsibility, the consequence of which I do not dare to arm against by being courageous, for courage in this case means opening oneself to them. What can serve as your excuse? The Christianity of the New Testament would be: in case that man were really able to love in such a way that the girl was the only one he loved and one whom he loved with the whole passion of a soul yet such men as this are no longer to be found , then hating himself and the loved one, to let her go in order to love God.

Archetypes of Wisdom: An Introduction to Philosophy. Boston, MA: Cengage Learning. The Routledge companion to philosophy of religion Second Edition. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. Translated, with an assessment by T. Croxall, Stanford University Press, Hong, Princeton University Press, p. First one assumes the finite, then the infinite, and then says on paper: This must be mediated. An existing person has unquestionably found there the secure foothold outside existence where he can mediate-on paper. Croxall , pp. Hong, , Princeton University Press, pp. In Web ed. The first series, ending on page Hong translation, is parallel to his first writings — and the second is his serious address to single individuals interested in striving to become a Christian.

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