I have argued both that the upbuilding discourses provide a perspective within which to develop a unitary reading of Kierkegaard’s writings as a whole and that a decisive motivation at work in the discourses is the need to develop an ethical and religious transubstantiation of erotic love – in Kierkegaard’s own case his unhappy love for Regine. In this final chapter I shall argue that it is precisely the question of love, its transformation and transfiguration, that provides the interpretative bridge from the world of the discourses to the other dimensions of Kierkegaard’s authorship: to the pseudonymous writings, to the supposedly more Christocentric writings of, for example, the pseudonym AntiClimacus, and to the call for a radical renewal of Christian discipleship as the active imitation of Christ and the readiness for martyrdom. With regard to the pseudonymous works, I claim that taking the upbuilding discourses as a guide to their interpretation does not lead to a coarsening or blunting of their literary quality but, on the contrary, demands a yet finer tuning of the reader’s literary sensitivity. In the case of the ‘higher’ religious (i.e. Christian) works, I claim that approaching them via the upbuilding discourses demonstrates that they do not require us to presuppose the prior acceptance of dogmatic principles or ecclesiastical authority if we are to understand their message. I shall attempt to make good these claims by concentrating on what I regard as key texts, in which the most difficult and the most decisive issues are brought to a head. With regard to the reciprocity of the upbuilding and pseudonymous works, I shall take the two discourses on the text ‘Love shall cover a multitude of sins’ from the Three Upbuilding Discourses of 1843 and use them to re-read the account of Abraham given in Fear and Trembling. I shall then juxtapose these same discourses with the closing section of The Sickness unto Death in order to demonstrate their deep congruence with what many see as the most distinctively Christian of all Kierkegaard’s works. With regard to the relationship between upbuilding and radical discipleship, I shall focus on the closing section of Works of Love.