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Lily of the Field and the Bird of the Air: Three Godly Discourses, Kierkegaard,  Soren
Lily of the Field and the Bird of the Air: Three Godly Discourses
Soren Kierkegaard

Paperback $27.99 - Princeton University Press
Philosophy, Politics & Current Affairs - Published: 15/Jan/2018 - ISBN: 9780691180830

In 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 and accessible work serves as an ideal entrée to an essential modern thinker.

Introduction: Letting Nature Point beyond Nature, Bruce H. Kirmmse vii
The Lily of the Field and the Bird of the Air by S''
  • ren Kierkegaard 1
    Preface 3
    Prayer 5
    The Gospel for the 15th Sunday after Trinity Sunday 7
    I. ΓÇ£Look at the birds of the air; consider the lily of the field.'ˆ©'?'
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    II. ΓÇ£No one can serve two masters, for he must either hate the one and love the other, or hold fast to one and despise the other.'ˆ©'?'
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    III. ΓÇ£Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns'ˆ©'?'
  • ?ΓÇöunconcerned about tomorrow. ΓÇ£Consider the grass of the fieldΓÇöwhich today is.'ˆ©'?'
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    'This is one of Kierkegaard's most profound, affecting, and accessible works, and Bruce Kirmmse's magisterial translation perfectly captures both the letter and spirit of this amazing text.'?'Gordon Marino, editor of The Quotable Kierkegaard


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