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Lowrie, Walter 1868-1959

Works: 99 works in 776 publications in 8 languages and 23,232 library holdings
Genres: History  Sermons  Controversial literature  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Illustrated works 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, Other, tra, Contributor
Classifications: BR100, 198.9
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Most widely held works by Walter Lowrie
Kierkegaard's Concluding unscientific postscript by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

43 editions published between 1941 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Besides a sense of personal loss at the death of David F. Swenson on February 11, 1940, I felt dismay that he had left unfinished his translation of the Unscientific Postscript. I had longed to see it published among the first of Kierkegaard's works in English. In the spring of 1935 it did not seem exorbitant to hope that it might be ready for the printer by the end of that year. For in March I learned from Professor Swenson that he had years before "done about two thirds of a rough translation." In 1937/38 he took a sabbatical leave from his university for the sake of finishing this work. Yet after all it was not finished- partly because Professor Swenson was already incapacitated by the illness which eventually resulted in his death; but also because he aimed at a degree of perfection which hardly can be reached by a translator. At one time he expressed to me his suspicion that perhaps, as in the translation of Kant's philosophy, it might require the cooperation of many scholars during several generations before the translation of Kierkegaard's terminology could be definitely settled. I hailed with joy this new apprehension, which promised a speedy conclusion of the work, and in the words of Luther I urged him to "sin boldly."--Editor's pref., p. [ix]
Kierkegaard's attack upon "Christendom," 1854-1855 by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

35 editions published between 1941 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Practice in Christianity by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

51 editions published between 1940 and 2004 in English and held by 1,645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of the many works he wrote during 1848, Kierkegaard specified Practice in Christianity as "the most perfect and truest thing." In his reflections on such topics as Christ's invitation to the burdened, the imitatio Christi, the possibility of offense, and the exalted Christ, he takes as his theme the requirement of Christian ideality in the context of divine grace. Addressing clergy and laity alike, Kierkegaard asserts the need for institutional and personal admission of the accommodation of Christianity to the culture and to the individual misuse of grace. As a corrective defense, the book is an attempt to find, ideally, a basis for the established order, which would involve the order's ability to acknowledge the Christian requirement, confess its own distance from it, and resort to grace for support in its continued existence. At the same time the book can be read as the beginning of Kierkegaard's attack on Christendom. Because of the high ideality of the contents and in order to prevent the misunderstanding that he himself represented that ideality, Kierkegaard writes under a new pseudonym, Anti-Climacus.--From publisher's description
A short life of Kierkegaard by Walter Lowrie( Book )

61 editions published between 1942 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This little book, being simply a biography, may perhaps be more lucid than the other, in which it was sometimes difficult to see the forest for the trees. Having devoted myself for a month last year to the unaccustomed task of writing a mystery story, I may perhaps have learned to make the big events in S.K's life more thrilling than they were. And perhaps after spending the last six years translating the greater part of S.K's works I have learned to know him better than I did at first. At all events, this little book is not merely an abstract or condensation of the bigger one. It has been written afresh from beginning to end, and barely half a page here and there has been copied- except, of course, the quotations from S.K., and they have been carefully revised
Art in the early church. 500 illus by Walter Lowrie( Book )

38 editions published between 1947 and 2007 in English and Danish and held by 1,504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stages on life's way by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

18 editions published between 1940 and 1969 in English and held by 1,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Repetition; an essay in experimental psychology by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

24 editions published between 1941 and 1964 in English and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The love of repetition is in truth the only happy love' So says Constantine Constantius on the first page of Kierkegaard's Repetition. Life itself, according to Kierkegaard's pseudonymous narrator, is a repetition, and in the course of this witty, playful work Constantius explores the nature of love and happiness, the passing of time and the importance of moving forward (and backward). The ironically entitled Philosophical Crumbs pursues the investigation of faith and love and their tense relationship with reason. Written only a year apart, these two works complement each other and give the reader a unique insight into the breadth and substance of Kierkegaard's thought. The first reads like a novel and the second like a Platonic dialogue, but both engage, in different ways, the same challenging issues. These are the first translations to convey the literary quality and philosophical precision of the originals. They were not intended, however, for philosophers, but for anyone who feels drawn to the question of the ultimate truth of human existence and the source of human happiness
Christian discourses ; The crisis and a crisis in the life of an actress by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

27 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in English and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The edition includes "Christian Discourses," "The Lilies of the Field and the Birds of the Air" and "Three Discourses at the Communion on Fridays."
Either/or by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

20 editions published between 1944 and 1999 in English and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Søren Kierkegaard, the Danish philosopher, is a major influence in contemporary existentialist philosophy. In his work he dealt with three levels of existence -- the aesthetic, ethical and religious -- and the first two of these were his primary concern in this first great work. It appears pseudonymously, purporting to contain the papers of two men. One is a young man who, in his aphorisms, essays, lyrical outbursts and the famous "Diary of a seducer", brilliantly presents the pleasures of aesthetic life. The other is an older man, who writes letters discussing marriage and selfhood in which he tries to convince his young friend of the superiority of the ethical life. Kierkegaard indicates no choice between the two views; the reader is left to make his own decision." [Back cover]
The point of view for my work as an author; a report to history, and related writings by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

15 editions published between 1962 and 1970 in English and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For self-examination ; Judge for yourself! by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

31 editions published between 1940 and 1979 in English and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kierkegaard by Walter Lowrie( Book )

24 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On authority and revelation: The book on Adler, or A Cycle of ethico-religious essays by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

14 editions published between 1955 and 1966 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kierkegaard by Walter Lowrie( Book )

26 editions published between 1918 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sickness unto death : a Christian psychological exposition for upbuilding and awakening by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

14 editions published between 1941 and 1975 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best known as a philosopher, one of the founders of existentialism, Kierkegaard also wrote books whose themes were primarily religious, psychological or literary. He was opposed to much in organised Christianity, stressing the necessity for individual choice against prescribed dogma and ritual. In this book, he concentrates his penetrating psychological observations on the theme of despair
Fear and trembling ; Repetition by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

12 editions published between 1941 and 1994 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present volume is the third integral version, the closest to a copy Kierkegaard would have used if he had published. Later changes are indicated in the text and notes, and the Supplement contains sections of earlier versions omitted in the third version. A major change in the third version was the shifting of two revised sections to become addenda: "The Dialectical Relations: the Universal, the Single Individual, the Special Individual" and "The Difference between a Genius and an Apostle." In addition to discussing the central theme, the "most important ethical-religious concept," The Book on Adler provides a unique case study of Kierkegaard as a writer
Monuments of the early church by Walter Lowrie( Book )

10 editions published between 1901 and 1923 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concept of anxiety : a simple psychologically orienting deliberation on the dogmatic issue of hereditary sin by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

30 editions published between 1944 and 1974 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Subtitled in the original Danish as "a simple psychological deliberation oriented in the direction of the dogmatic problem of original sin" this book and "The Sickness unto Death" are the only two of Kierkegaard's works which are expressly described as psychological, analysing a synthesis of body, soul and spirit
On authority and revelation: The book on Adler; or, A cycle of ethico-religious essays by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The point of view, etc., including The point of view for my work as an author, Two notes about 'the individual' and On my work as an author by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

4 editions published between 1939 and 1950 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Practice in Christianity
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Lowrie, W.

Lowrie, W. 1868-1959

Lowrie, W. (Walter), 1868-1959

Walter Lowrie American writer

Walter Lowrie Kierkegaardian theologian and translator

Walter Lowrie Theologe, Übersetzer

라우리, 월터 1868-1959

로리, 월터 1868-1959

ラウリー, W

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Practice in ChristianityA short life of KierkegaardArt in the early church. 500 illusFear and trembling ; Repetition