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Soeren Aabye Kierkegaard was born on May 5

Soeren Aabye Kierkegaard was born on May 5, 1813, in Denmark, Copenhagen. He is a philosopher, theologian, poet, social critic and religious writer who is commonly regarded as to be the founding father of Existentialism. He himself used the terms existential and existentialism in relation to his philosophizing’s, his heartfelt view was that life and existence. The philosophical scene in Denmark and Europe in the mid-19th century was dominated by German philosophy and Hegel’s ideas. Fear and Trembling is written as a sustained response to his ideas. Kierkegaard’s theological work focuses on Christian ethics, and he criticized Church of Denmark because he was frustrated with the hypocrisy of the Danish Church that resulted him being hated by his own country at that time of his death. He was not really known outside of Denmark at that time because he wrote his works in Danish and his work become more appreciated after 19th Century.

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