Going No Further: Toward an Interpretation of Problema III in Kierkegaards Fear and Trembling Book uri icon


  • Abstract The concluding paragraphs of Problema III in Fear and Trembling feature a narrator determined to defend the good name of Abraham. Rejuvenated by his excursion to the aesthetic-ethical confinium, Johannes de silentio endeavors to defend the ethical merit of Abrahams notorious promise of divine providence. Along the way, however, Johannes unexpectedly arrives at the realization that his supposed bond with Abraham is little more than a fabrication on his part. As Problema III approaches its conclusion, Johannes suspends his quest for self-understanding. Without Abraham as his traveling companion, he will go no further

author list (cited authors)

  • Conway, D.

publication date

  • January 1, 2014 11:11 AM