1. Why does Barrett think ours is a particularly self-conscious
Why does he consider most of this self-analysis is to no avail?
2. What does the author consider the most significant single fact of modern history of
3. Can we and do we need to try to restore religion to the place of importance it once
4. In what ways is Protestantism responsible for putting new burdens upon modern man?
5. At what date in history did we break with the past
and become "modern man"?
6. How has the feeling of finitude affected modern man and
Chapter 7 - Kierkegaard
1. What was Kierkegaard's one theme and passion? What was the central purpose of
all his philosophy?
2. How was Kierkegaard like Socrates?
3. Why did he have to refute Hegal?
4. What, according to Barrett, is the crossroads of modern
5. Name and describe the three levels of existence? Which level is superior and why?
6. What role does despair play?
7. Describe the different kinds of truth.