Toward the Final Crossroads : A Festschrift for Edna Hong and Howard Hong

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-09-01
  • Publisher: Mercer Univ Pr
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Edna Hong and Howard Hong have touched and influenced thousands upon thousands of students, colleagues, scholars, readers, and friends. To honor this contribution to the world, this text offers critical essays and personal memoirs from Kierkegaard and philosophy scholars, pastors, colleagues, friends, family members, and former students closely acquainted with the translations, teaching/writing/library activities, and personal lives of the Hongs.

Table of Contents

List of Photos and Illustrationsp. 6
Abbreviationsp. 7
Acknowledgmentp. 8
Foreword: A First Crossroadsp. 9
Times of Refreshing: On Edna Hatlestad Hongp. 15
Howard Hong: Finding the Handles to Grasp Ideasp. 19
Love and Kierkegaardp. 26
Raised in a House Built of Books: Reading as a Way of Lifep. 35
Mom's Collection of Writingsp. 50
A New Ninth-Grade Lutheran Catechismp. 54
On Howard and Edna, Translatingp. 61
Long-haul Partnersp. 62
The Steady Wind of Unhurried Translationp. 66
Words from St. Olaf, June 1988: Edna and Howard on Kierkegaard, Gregor Malantschuk, and the Kierkegaard Libraryp. 75
Kierkegaard, the Hongs, and toward a Perfectly Indirect Philosophizingp. 80
The Hong Kierkegaard Library: A Research Collection at St. Olaf Collegep. 91
Not Exactly Stanley and Livingstonp. 110
Untitledp. 113
Driven by God: Kierkegaard's Parable of the Royal Coachmenp. 115
Professor Hong's Message in Slovakia, behind the (Former) Iron Curtainp. 142
An Invitationp. 145
Works of Lovep. 149
One More Visit to the Hong Housep. 152
Contributorsp. 171
List of Photos and Illustrations
Edna and Howard. Courtesy of St Olaf College frontispiece A reading session in the Hong living roomp. 38
Howard reading to Theop. 40
Soren Kierkegaardp. 61
Edna and Howard in the original Hong Kierkegaard Library, Holland Hall, 601. Courtesy of St. Olaf Collegep. 64
Sketch of the Hong House. Courtesy of St. Olaf Collegep. 158
Edna and Howardp. 170
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