the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus tells his followers to let go of earthly
concerns by considering the lilies of the field and the birds of the
air. Søren Kierkegaard's short masterpiece on this famous gospel passage
draws out its vital lessons for readers in a rapidly modernizing and
secularizing world. Trenchant, brilliant, and written in stunningly
lucid prose, The Lily of the Field and the Bird of the Air (1849)
is one of Kierkegaard's most important books. Presented here in a fresh
new translation with an informative introduction, this profound yet
accessible work serves as an ideal entrée to an essential modern
The Lily of the Field and the Bird of the Air
reveals a less familiar but deeply appealing side of the father of
existentialism—unshorn of his complexity and subtlety, yet supremely
approachable. As Kierkegaard later wrote of the book, "Without fighting
with anybody and without speaking about myself, I said much of what
needs to be said, but movingly, mildly, upliftingly."
This masterful edition introduces one of Kierkegaard's most engaging and inspiring works to a new generation of readers.
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Boktitel: The Lily of the Field and the Bird of the Air: Three Godly Discourses Författare: Søren Kierkegaard Bokförlag: Princeton