Chicago: University of Chicago, 1956. First edition. Octavo, original red cloth, dark top edge, original dust jacket. Lower corners bumped, staining and soiling to spine and rear panel of dust jacket. A very good copy. Item #161
"FATHER IN HEAVEN!" First edition of LeFevre's reinterpretation of Kierkegaard as a religious thinker. Lefevre was guided "by Kierkegaard's own principle that true piety emerges from a sense of one's own unworthiness and of the greatness of God, that it moves in tension to an understanding of God's love, and then, if at all, to special petitions." Consists of Part I: The Prayers and Part II: An Interpretation of Kierkegaard's Life and Thought. With Notes (citing the source of each of the prayers) and a bibliography collecting both Kierkegaard's works and the major biographies in English. Blurbs by two of Kierkegaard's biographers, James Collins (St. Louis University) and Rev. Walter Lowrie, are printed on the rear flap of the dust jacket.