Heidegger's Phenomenology Of Religion: Realism and Cultural Criticism

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byBenjamin D. Crowe

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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 Hölderlin'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.

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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...

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

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.47 inPublished:November 21, 2007Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Contents
Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations of Works by Heidegger
Introduction
1. 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 Religion
2. 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 Augustine
3. 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 Works
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

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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 College