The Incurious Seeker's Quest for Meaning: Heidegger, Mood and Christianity by Kevin SluddsThe Incurious Seeker's Quest for Meaning: Heidegger, Mood and Christianity by Kevin Sludds

The Incurious Seeker's Quest for Meaning: Heidegger, Mood and Christianity

byKevin Sludds

Paperback | February 8, 2014

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The paradox within the title of this book refers to its principal theme, that of elucidating our innate capacity to transform/convert from an inauthentic everyday mode of being to an authentic one. This study provides an analysis of affect as a means of highlighting a number of key points of contact between the disciplines of philosophy and theology when addressing this topic. The author explores Martin Heidegger’s intimate connections with Christianity, firstly, by examining the close ties he and his family had to the Catholic Church and, secondly, from within his fundamental ontology as developed in Being and Time. Finally, he demonstrates through literary and comparative analysis the affinity that exists between a philosophy of facticity and Christian theology in their descriptions of humankind without faith or Dasein’s inauthentic existence.
Kevin Sludds is an award-winning poet and philosopher. He is Head of Department of General Studies at Baze University, Abuja, Nigeria. He is also the author of Emotions: Their Cognitive Base and Ontological Importance (Peter Lang, 2009).
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Title:The Incurious Seeker's Quest for Meaning: Heidegger, Mood and ChristianityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.86 × 5.91 × 0.68 inPublished:February 8, 2014Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9783034317153

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Contents: The Importance of Heidegger’s Confrontation with Christianity in his Early Career – The Incurious Seeker’s Quest for Meaning – Being-in-the-world, the Make-up of the World and Disclosure – The Importance of Affective States at an Ontic Level, Fallenness and Christian Sin – The Importance of Affective States at an Ontological Level and Ontological Guilt – Inauthentic/Authentic Anxiety, Rudolf Otto and Anxiety’s Religious Revelations – Death and Heidegger’s Secularising of Christian Theology – Dasein’s Call to Authenticity and Misinterpretations of it – Dasein’s Authentic Transformation, Contrasts and Christian Parallels.