Trembling in Fear and Passion: Kierkegaard's Leap of Faith as a Source of the Sublime

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Trembling in Fear and Passion : Kierkegaard's Leap of Faith as a Source of the Sublime. / Velichkov, Alexander.

I: Inscriptions, Vol. 2, Nr. 2, 40, 2019.

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T1 - Trembling in Fear and Passion

T2 - Kierkegaard's Leap of Faith as a Source of the Sublime

AU - Velichkov, Alexander

PY - 2019

Y1 - 2019

N2 - This essay investigates how Søren Kierkegaard’s leap of faith can be viewed as a sublime esthetic experience along the lines of the theories of Longinus and Edmund Burke. In Kierkegaard leaps of faith incorporate feelings of terror and passion. Grounded in notions of eternity and truth, they create occasions for particular kinds of sublime experiences. To Kierkegaard the leap of faith is the step by which one grows into one’s authentic self. This essay suggests that the leap of faith is significant also because of its intrinsic esthetic value.

AB - This essay investigates how Søren Kierkegaard’s leap of faith can be viewed as a sublime esthetic experience along the lines of the theories of Longinus and Edmund Burke. In Kierkegaard leaps of faith incorporate feelings of terror and passion. Grounded in notions of eternity and truth, they create occasions for particular kinds of sublime experiences. To Kierkegaard the leap of faith is the step by which one grows into one’s authentic self. This essay suggests that the leap of faith is significant also because of its intrinsic esthetic value.

KW - leap of faith

KW - Kierkegaard

KW - sublime

KW - Longinus

KW - Aesthetics

M3 - Article

VL - 2

JO - Inscriptions

JF - Inscriptions

SN - 2535-5430

IS - 2

M1 - 40

ER -