Heidegger's Religious Origins: Destruction and Authenticity by Benjamin D. Crowe

Heidegger's Religious Origins: Destruction and Authenticity

byBenjamin D. Crowe

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In Heidegger's Religious Origins, Benjamin D. Crowe explores the meaning and relevance of Heidegger's early theological development, especially his intellectual ties with Martin Luther. Devoting particular attention to Heidegger's philosophy of religion in the turbulent aftermath of World War I, Crowe shows Heidegger tightening his focus and searching his philosophical practice for ideas on how one cultivates an "authentic" life beyond the "destruction" of Europe. This penetrating work reveals Heidegger wrestling and coming to grips with his religious upbringing, his theological education, and his religious convictions. While developing Heidegger's notion of destruction up to the publication of Being and Time, Crowe advances a new way to think about the relationship between destruction and authenticity that confirms the continuing importance of Heidegger's early theological training.

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Benjamin D. Crowe is Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Utah.
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Title:Heidegger's Religious Origins: Destruction and AuthenticityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.8 inPublished:May 21, 2006Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Contents<_5c_>
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations of Principal Works
Introduction
Part One. Heidegger's Origins: A Thematic Sketch
1. Heidegger's "Religion"
2. Luther's Theologia Crucis
Part Two. Heidegger's Motives
3. Inauthenticity
4. The Language of Inauthenticity
5. The Roots of Authenticity
6. Authenticity
Part Three. Heidegger's "Method"
7. Heidegger on the "How" of Philosophy
8. Destruction
Notes
References
Index

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"... Crowe contributes to the literature on Heidegger's connection with Christianity, especially with regard to Heidegger's early theological training and convictions.... Clearly written and thorough in its exegesis of early Heidegger..." -Religious Studies Review