Divine Command Ethics: Søren Kierkegaard, Fear and Trembling

Topic: Explain Kierkegaard’s Divine Command Ethics, and appreciate its significance for a religious believer.introduce your topic, including an explanation of its urgency and relevance to a modern person. In other words, why should the reader care about this topic?Formulate a thesis statement that the remainder of your paper is calibrated to support. In other words, what is the main claim you are making about the topic/issue/problem at hand?Tell the reader what source(s) your analysis is based on and how you are going to proceed. You may want to consider whether to divide the paper into sub-sections.What is the essential takeaway from your study of the specific source you have relied on in reflection on the chosen topic?Please feel free to write about other relevant dimensions as well.You need to use Fear and Trembling Repetition by SØren Kierkegaard as your primary source and at least two to three (2-3) secondary sources.Please be sure to cite the reference in the appropriate place(s) in the body of your paper and give full citations of the reference (both primary and secondary source) in the “Works Cited” section at the end of the paper. Use preferably MLA citation style for both in-text citations and the “Works Cited” section of your paper.
Things to take into account(ALL THESE QUESTIONS DO NOT NEED TO BE ANWERED):describe the movement of the narrator’s (Johannes de Silentio) reflection on the sacrifice of Isaac. What is the ethical expression of the story of Abraham and Isaac and what is the religious expression of the story? What does Johannes mean when he says in the Preface that everyone “in philosophy is unwilling to stop with doubting everything but wants to go further”? What is the relevance of the reference to Descartes’ radical doubt, and what does the narrator mean when saying that he “has not understood the System, whether there is one, whether it is completed”? How does the narrator approach the story of Abraham in the four parts of the Exordium? What point is the narrator trying to make by psychologizing Abraham’s experience? What is the purport of the distinction between the external world and the world of the spirit with which the Preliminary Expectoration opens? What does the narrator wants us to focus on and think about by drawing the reader into the context of a sermon on Abraham’s deed and the reception of this sermon by an ordinary believer? Who is the Knight of Infinite Resignation and how does he differ from the Knight of Faith? What is the double movement of faith? (In this connection, the key is to describe the difference between the Knight of Infinite Resignation’s and the Knight of Faith’s relation with respect to the infinite and the finite. In other words, what does each one believe will receive in and through the sacrifice? Why is Johannes saying that Abraham believes in virtue of the absurd that he will receive Isaac back?) Comparing and contrasting Abraham with tragic heros such as Agamemnon, Jephthah, and Brutus, what makes Abraham unique? How does Abraham relate to the ethical universal and what is meant by the expression teleological suspension of the ethical? Is there an absolute duty to God, and how ought we to think about such a duty in relation to the ethical universal? What is it that God can and cannot command Abraham to do? Finally, how do we defend (or justify) Abraham’s concealment from Sarah and Eliezar, and what is the story about the merman and Agnes intended to teach us about the paradox of faith?

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