Ok, that's a lie. I have an idea of what he's talking about: Abraham (ish?). Kierkegaard was a 19th century Danish Christian theologian and philosopher, and Fear and Trembling is an existential examination of Abraham's almost-sacrifice of Isaac. I picked it up because lately I've been all "Christian pop-culture is shallow and silly and thoughtless and I'm going to read All The Smart Jesus-Types," and for some insane reason THIS IS WHERE I STARTED *head desk.*
Anywoot, I'm not going to bother to summarize here because it's full of un-summarizable bits like this:
"Faith is just this paradox, that the single individual as the particular is higher than the universal, is justified before the latter, not as subordinate but superior, though in such a way, be it noted, that it is the single individual who, having been subordinate to the universal as the particular, now by means of the universal becomes that individual who, as the particular, stands in an absolute relation to the absolute." <--one sentence, very representative of the entire thing.
So basically the entire thing is about the individual in regards to the universal (which I assume he means as a synonym for God, but I don't really know because again, WTF?) as it relates to this small episode of Abraham's life. He also talks a bit about the concept of greatness and FROM WHAT I UNDERSTOOD his point there is that purposeful action leads to greatness as opposed to being a recipient of circumstances, etc.
I think his main purpose here was to show that having great "knight of faith" type faith is mega-hard (he makes a few references to lazy Christians who swallow Scripture without thinking about it). Which, ok, yes, there aren't huge amounts of people exalted for their faith in the Bible like Abraham. Kierkegaard seems to think that Abraham-sized-greatness is the goal (in fact, he left his fiance so he could devote himself to being more church-a-liscious, a move some people think he equated in his brain with Abraham's episode with Isaac). Maybe I'm alone here, but my goal isn't to be like Abraham. So. Don't know what Soren would think of me.
Anyway, I may be totally off base here because again, it's a bit difficult to cut through all the commas and get to his point. I'm not a lazy reader- I did a good bit of reading secondary reviews/thoughts/stuff about this book, and it didn't really help.
Oh, and he makes short work of some of Hegel's philosophy, so if you're anti-Hegel, this might be up your alley.
I don't know stars out of your mom because my eyes crossed enough to make me not understand a good bit of it. (Also, I just realized that I spelled his name incorrectly, and I have fixed it)