As a historical introduction, the present work will attempt to present all the material relevant for understanding Kierkegaard’s relation to Schelling. The hermeneutical function of this introduction is to delimit and open up the texts which will be introduced, the former, by giving an overview of the primary material, the latter, by tracing and presenting a historical context to serve as the background for an immediate understanding and appropriation of the concrete textual passages. The goal is to lead the reader to the historical horizon of experience of the text, instead of immediately using the text as a springboard for other interpretations. The goal is to underscore our factual, positive knowledge about the relevant texts, and thus provide a general introduction to more systematizing and applied studies.