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Lowrie, Walter 1868-1959

Works: 110 works in 891 publications in 6 languages and 24,074 library holdings
Genres: History  Sermons  Controversial literature  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Illustrated works 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor, tra
Classifications: BR100, 198.9
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Most widely held works by Walter Lowrie
A short life of Kierkegaard by Walter Lowrie( Book )

109 editions published between 1942 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,732 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
Kierkegaard's Concluding unscientific postscript by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

47 editions published between 1941 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,724 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."
Kierkegaard's attack upon "Christendom," 1854-1855 by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

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

Practice in Christianity by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

56 editions published between 1940 and 2015 in English and held by 1,646 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
Stages on life's way by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

19 editions published between 1940 and 1971 in English and held by 1,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

28 editions published between 1941 and 1964 in English and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christian discourses, and the lilies of the field and the birds of the air, and Three discourses at the communion on Fridays by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

32 editions published between 1939 and 2016 in English and held by 1,051 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 )

23 editions published between 1944 and 1999 in English and held by 999 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]
On authority and revelation : The book on Adler, or A Cycle of ethico-religious essays by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

17 editions published between 1955 and 1966 in English and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The point of view for my work as an author; a report to history, and related writings by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

10 editions published between 1939 and 1970 in English and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

26 editions published between 1940 and 1979 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For Self-Examination and its companion piece Judge for Yourself! are the culmination of Søren Kierkegaard's ""second authorship, "" which followed his Concluding Unscientific Postscript. Among the simplest and most readily comprehended of Kierkegaard's books, the two works are part of the signed direct communications, as distinguished from his earlier pseudonymous writings. The lucidity and pithiness, and the earnestness and power, of For Self-Examination and Judge for Yourself! are enhanced when, as Kierkegaard requested, they are read aloud. They contain the well-known passages o
Art in the early church. 500 illus by Walter Lowrie( Book )

4 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art in the early church by Walter Lowrie( Book )

57 editions published between 1947 and 2007 in English and Danish and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kierkegaard by Walter Lowrie( Book )

12 editions published in 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 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 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the significance of the biblical story of the sacrifice of Isaac, and introduces the concept of the absurd
Monuments of the early church by Walter Lowrie( Book )

11 editions published between 1901 and 1923 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

34 editions published between 1944 and 1974 in English and held by 455 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
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 )

6 editions published between 1939 and 1950 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present age and two minor ethico-religious treatises by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

6 editions published between 1940 and 1949 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Practice in Christianity
Alternative Names
Lowrie, W.

Lowrie, W. 1868-1959

Lowrie, W. (Walter), 1868-1959

Walter Lowrie Kierkegaardian theologian and translator

Walter Lowrie Theologe, Übersetzer

라우리, 월터 1868-1959

로리, 월터 1868-1959

ラゥリー, W.

ラウリー, W

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Kierkegaard's attack upon "Christendom," 1854-1855Practice in ChristianityArt in the early churchFear and trembling ; Repetition