Kierkegaard, described by Wittgenstein as 'by far the most profound thinker of the [nineteenth] century', has influenced a wide range of philosophers and theologians. Fear and Trembling , which investigates the nature of faith and its relation to ethics, is one of Kierkegaard's most compelling and popular works. Kierkegaard and Fear and Trembling introduces and assesses: Kierkegaard's life and the background to Fear and Trembling The ideas and text of Fear and Trembling, possibly his most famous work Kierkegaard's continuing importance in philosophy.
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John Lippitt is Reader in Ethics and Philosophy of Religion at the University of Hertfordshire. He is author of Humour and Irony in Kierkegaard's Thought (2000).