The first comprehensive introduction to cover the entire span of Kierkegaard's authorship.

Explores how the two strands of his writing - religious discourses and pseudonymous literary creations - influenced each other; Accompanies the reader chronologically through all the philosopher's major works, and integrates his writing into his biography; Employs a unique "how to" approach to help the reader discover individual texts on their own and to help them closely examine Kierkegaard's language; Presents the literary strategies employed in Kierkegaard's work to give the reader insight into subtext