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PITHY QUOTE FROM Kierkegaard: Journals and Papers

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There is a lot of preaching about our duty to pray to God, but would it not be more correct to point out to men the prodigious prerogative of being able to talk with God.

Søren Kierkegaard's Journals and Papers. Volume 3, L-R. Prayer, 3411

Søren Kierkegaard's Journals and Papers book cover

Søren Kierkegaard's Journals and Papers

ISBN: 978-1-57085-239-8

Language: English translation

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Sketch of Søren Kierkegaard. Based on a sketch by Niels Christian Kierkegaard (1806-1882), c. 1840

List of Contents

The second edition of Søren Kierkegaard's Journals and Papers was created from the first edition (edited and translated by Howard V. Hong and Edna H. Hong, Bloomington and London: Indiana University Press, 1967) by altering the translation using all changes found in the appendices of the Princeton University Press edition of Kierkegaard's Writings (translated by Howard V. Hong and Edna H. Hong).

Kierkegaard, Søren. Søren Kierkegaard's Journals and Papers. Edited and translated by Howard V. and Edna H. Hong, assisted by Gregor Malantschuk. Index by N. Hong and C. Barker. 2nd ed. 7 vols. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1967-1978. 2nd ed., 1999.

  • Vol. 1: A-E
  • Vol. 2: F-K
  • Vol. 3: L-R
  • Vol. 4: S-Z
  • Vol. 5: Autobiographical Part One 1829-1848
  • Vol. 6: Autobiographical Part Two 1848-1855
  • Vol. 7: Index and Composite Collation


The translation was awarded the National Book Award (1968). All revisions to the first edition texts made by the Hongs in appendices to their complete edition of Kierkegaard's Works (Princeton University Press) have been incorporated into the publication.

I'm more than satisfied! I actually have the complete set of the printed version of the Journals and Papers, so I was hesitating about whether to get the digital version as well. But now that I have it, there's no question about it. Searching is so much quicker and more convenient. By their very nature, the Journals and Papers are a hodge-podge of miscellaneous things, and this speeds things up immensely.

—Prof. Paul V. Spade
Department of Philosophy
Indiana University