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Lowrie, Walter 1868-1959

Works: 119 works in 934 publications in 5 languages and 24,375 library holdings
Genres: History  Sermons  Controversial literature  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Illustrated works 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, Other, Contributor, tra
Classifications: BR100, 198.9
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Most widely held works by Walter Lowrie
Kierkegaard's Concluding unscientific postscript by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

44 editions published between 1941 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,722 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 1,716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short life of Kierkegaard by Walter Lowrie( Book )

98 editions published between 1942 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,687 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
Practice in Christianity by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

57 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 )

20 editions published between 1940 and 1971 in English and held by 1,183 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
Repetition; an essay in experimental psychology by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

28 editions published between 1941 and 1964 in English and held by 1,113 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 )

34 editions published between 1939 and 2016 in English and held by 1,052 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."
On authority and revelation : The book on Adler, or A Cycle of ethico-religious essays by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

8 editions published between 1955 and 1966 in English and held by 942 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 )

11 editions published between 1939 and 1970 in English and held by 940 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 848 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 784 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 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fear and trembling, and the sickness unto death by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

36 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walter Lowrie's classic, bestselling translation of Søren Kierkegaard's most important and popular books remains unmatched for its readability and literary quality. Fear and Trembling and The Sickness Unto Death established Kierkegaard as the father of existentialism and have come to define his contribution to philosophy. Lowrie's translation, first published in 1941 and later revised, was the first in English, and it has introduced hundreds of thousands of readers to Kierkegaard's thought. Kierkegaard counted Fear and Trembling and The Sickness Unto Death among "the most perfect books I have written," and in them he introduces two terms--"the absurd" and "despair"--that have become key terms in modern thought
Kierkegaard by Walter Lowrie( Book )

12 editions published in 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 558 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 504 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 )

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

Kierkegaard's The concept of dread by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

26 editions published between 1944 and 1974 in English and held by 418 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 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1940 and 1949 in English and held by 315 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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