Footnotes, Chapter 9a
Kierkegaard and Radical Discipleship: A New Perspective (Eller)

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In Dru’s and in Rohde’s selections from Kierkegaard’s journals, the number identifies an entry rather than a page; the date following is that of the particular entry.

1. "...Even When Temporal Sufferings Press Heaviest, the Blessedness of Eternity Outweighs Them" (Discourse VI) in The Gospel of Suffering, 123.

2. Paul S. Minear and Paul S. Morimoto, Kierkegaard and the Bible: An Index (Princeton: Princeton Theological Seminary, 1953), 19.

3. "The Christian Pilgrim," from Geistreiches Gesang-Buch, translated and reversified by Ralph W. Shlosser, in Durnbaugh, Origins, 412.

4. Michael Frantz, op.cit., the title poem, stanzas 35-41; cf. the prose piece, 46.

5. Ibid., 47, stanzas 8, 9, [my trans.--V.E.].

6. Sauer Junior, a poem accompanying the interest table in Der Hoch-Deutsch Americanische Caendar for 1761, 18.

7. Sauer Junior, "Die Nutzbarkeit der Armuth," Geistliche Magazien, Ser. I, No.7 (c. 1764) 60ff. [my trans--VE.].

8. Freeman Ankrum, Alexander Mack the Tunker and Descendants (Masontown, PA: published by the author, 1943), 27-28.

9. Postscript, 350.

10. Ibid., 386.

11. "Beside a Grave" (Discourse III) in Thoughts on Crucial Situations in Human Life, 90. This saying may not have been original with S.K.; much the same thing had been said by Clement of Alexandria, c. A.D. 220.

12. Discourse I on "What Is to Be Learnt from the Lilies" in The Gospel of Suffering, 184ff.

13. "The Anxiety of Abundance" (Part I, Discourse 2) in Christian Discourses, 29-30.

14. "The Anxiety of High Place" (Part I, Discourse 4) in Christian Discourses, 57.

15. "Behold, We Have Left All ..." (Part III, Discourse 2) in Christian Discourses, 186; cf. 195.

16. "... The Poorer You Become the More You Can Make Others Rich" (Part II, Discourse 3) in Christian Discourses, 120-21, 125.

17. Walter Lowrie in the translator's footnote that accompanies the passage quoted above.

18. We have designed our terminology precisely to avoid implications of the contemporary word "communism." The difference can be stated as diametrically as this: If "communism" is an economic system designed to give its adherents maximum acquisitions, Christian "communalism" is the rejection of economic system in an effort to minimize acquisition.

19. The Book on Adler, xxv-xxvi. S.K. went on to press the distinction which our terminology intends to convey. He said that Communism would approve Christenfeld as the correct worldly way, Pietism as the correct Christian way; and that these are entirely different affirmations. The context indicates that S.K. was thinking more of the radical equalitarianism of Christenfeld than of its radical view of ownership, although, obviously, the two aspects are so closely related as to be inseparable.