Heidegger's Phenomenology of Religion

Heidegger's Phenomenology of Religion : Realism and Cultural Criticism

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Throughout his long and controversial career, Martin Heidegger developed a substantial contribution to the phenomenology of religion. In Heidegger's Phenomenology of Religion, Benjamin D. Crowe examines the key concepts and developmental phases that characterized Heidegger's work. Crowe shows that Heidegger's account of the meaning and structure of religious life belongs to his larger project of exposing and criticizing the fundamental assumptions of late modern culture. He reveals Heidegger as a realist through careful readings of his views on religious attitudes and activities. Crowe challenges interpretations of Heidegger's early efforts in the phenomenology of religion and later writings on religion, including discussions of Greek religion and Holderlin's poetry. This book is sure to spark discussion and debate as Heidegger's work in religion and the philosophy of religion becomes increasingly important to scholars and beyond.show more

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  • Book | 176 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 12.7mm | 272.15g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253219396
  • 9780253219398
  • 1,437,879

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"[This book] will be useful for those interested in the philosophy of religion, or in the philosophy of Heidegger, or in criticism of the culture of modernity." -Robert Dostal, Bryn Mawr Collegeshow more

About Benjamin D. Crowe

Benjamin D. Crowe teaches in the philosophy department at the University of Utah. He is author of Heidegger's Religious Origins (IUP, 2006).show more

Table of contents

ContentsAcknowledgmentsList of Abbreviations of Works by HeideggerIntroduction1. Religion and Cultural Criticism The Conceptual Framework for Heidegger's Cultural Criticism Modernity and Subjectivism Modernity and Theology Philosophical Voices of Modernity: Neo-Kantianism and Nietzsche Anti-Realism and Religion2. Heidegger's Early Phenomenology of Religion Fundamental Themes Being-in-the-world The "Grace-Character" of Religious Life The "Givenness" or "Objecthood" of God Influences Friedrich Schleiermacher: Realism and Phenomenological Method Edmund Husserl Adolf Reinach Heidegger's Earliest Sketches of a Phenomenology of Religion Winter Semester 19201921: Heidegger's Lectures on Pauline Christianity Summer Semester 1921: Heidegger's Lectures on Augustine3. Heidegger's Later Phenomenology of Religion New Elements, Persisting Project The Concept of "The Holy" Phenomenology of Greek Religion The "Gods" Religion and "Being-in-the-World" in Heidegger's Later WorksConclusionBibliographyIndexshow more

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