Anyone read this? Or know more about the author? His name is familiar to me but I'm not sure why or who he is.
He's a very famous Danish existentialist theologian/philosopher.
I've tried to read Fear and Trembling several times, and it's great, but very 'chewy'. I got an anthology of his writings instead, and managed that better. I'm thinking of going back to F&T sometime soon, actually.
Kierkegaard was very critical of the (Lutheran) Danish National Church, and of "Christendom", or social, bureaucratic Christianity. Some say he paved the way for Nietzche.