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Lowrie, Walter 1868-1959

Works: 118 works in 972 publications in 6 languages and 25,565 library holdings
Genres: History  Sermons  Controversial literature  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Biography  Illustrated works  Essays 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Creator, Contributor, tra
Classifications: BR100, 198.9
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Most widely held works by Walter Lowrie
Fear and trembling ; and, The sickness unto death by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

38 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in English and held by 1,799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The two books comprised in this volume are in greater demand than any other works of Kierkegaard. This preference is a credit to the public taste, for Kierkegaard himself called them "the most perfect books I have written," though in this commendation he included The Concept of Dread, and later stretched it to include Training in Christianity
A short life of Kierkegaard by Walter Lowrie( Book )

110 editions published between 1942 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,729 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 attack upon "Christendom," 1854-1855 by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

47 editions published between 1941 and 1991 in English and held by 1,719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kierkegaard's Concluding unscientific postscript by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

47 editions published between 1941 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,717 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."
Training in Christianity : and, the Edifying discourse which 'accompanied' it by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

58 editions published between 1940 and 2016 in English and held by 1,618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This guide to the search for kinship with God was written by the great nineteenth-century Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855), whose writings set the stage for existentialism and continue to exert a lasting influence on believers and nonbelievers alike."--BOOK JACKET
Stages on life's way by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

21 editions published between 1940 and 1971 in English and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stages on Life's Way, the sequel to Either/Or, is an intensely poetic example of Kierkegaard's vision of the three stages, or spheres, of existence: the esthetic, the ethical, and the religious. With characteristic love for mystification, he presents the work as a bundle of documents fallen by chance into the hands of "Hilarius Bookbinder," who prepared them for printing. The book begins with a banquet scene patterned on Plato's Symposium. (George Brandes maintained that "one must recognize with amazement that it holds its own in this comparison.") Next is a discourse by "Judge William" in praise of marriage "in answer to objections." The remainder of the volume, almost two-thirds of the whole, is the diary of a young man, discovered by "Frater Taciturnus," who was deeply in love but felt compelled to break his engagement. The work closes with a letter to the reader from Taciturnus on the three "existence-spheres" represented by the three parts of the book
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 )

35 editions published between 1939 and 2016 in English and held by 1,049 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 )

26 editions published between 1944 and 1999 in English and held by 1,002 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 )

16 editions published between 1955 and 1966 in English and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

25 editions published between 1940 and 1979 in English and held by 847 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 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art in the early church by Walter Lowrie( Book )

61 editions published between 1947 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kierkegaard by Walter Lowrie( Book )

12 editions published in 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 557 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 498 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
Monuments of the early church by Walter Lowrie( Book )

11 editions published between 1901 and 1923 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

43 editions published between 1944 and 1974 in English and held by 465 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
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Training in Christianity : and, the Edifying discourse which 'accompanied' it
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

English (539)

German (13)

Chinese (12)

Japanese (6)

Korean (2)

Danish (1)

A short life of KierkegaardKierkegaard's attack upon "Christendom," 1854-1855Training in Christianity : and, the Edifying discourse which 'accompanied' itArt in the early church