Kierkegaard's Writings, XIX, Volume 19: Sickness Unto Death: A Christian Psychological Exposition for Upbuilding and Awakening

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A companion piece to The Concept of Anxiety , this work continues Soren Kierkegaard's radical and comprehensive analysis of human nature in a spectrum of possibilities of existence. Present here is a remarkable combination of the insight of the poet and the contemplation of the philosopher. In The Sickness unto Death , Kierkegaard moves beyond anxiety on the mental-emotional level to the spiritual level, where--in contact with the eternal--anxiety becomes despair. Both anxiety and despair reflect the misrelation that ...