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Heidegger and Christianity : the Hensley Henson lectures, 1993-94 / John Macquarrie
Bib ID 1964971
Format BookBook
Author
Macquarrie, John
 
Description New York : Continuum, 1994 
viii, 135 p. ; 22 cm. 
ISBN 0826406947
Summary

There is little doubt that in our time the temporal and the historical have acquired a new importance in human thinking. There is a tendency to see everything as swept along in the flux of becoming. Nothing remains static, and even theologians have come to doubt whether such notions as 'immutability' and 'impassibility' are essential characteristics of God. The permanent framework has disappeared and even metaphysical systems are regarded as the products of history.

Is everything then plunged into a thorough relativism, or even that nihilism which Nietzsche foresaw? John Macquarrie considers this question in a new exploration of the thought of Martin Heidegger, the twentieth-century philosopher who gave a central place in his thinking to the temporality and historicality not only of human existence but of being generally. He examines Heidegger's career and early writings, and then above all his magnum opus Being and Time, going on to discuss such issues as metaphysics and theology; thinghood, technology and art; thinking, language and poetry. By attending to these concepts, he believes, we may learn something of the impact on Christianity of the contemporary concern with time.

Full contents
  • 1. Career and Early Writings
  • 2. Being and Time (1)
  • 3. Being and Time (2)
  • 4. Metaphysics and Theology
  • 5. Thinghood, Technology, Art
  • 6. Thinking, Language, Poetry
  • 7. 'Only a God Can Save Us'
  • 8. Some Loose Ends.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [129]-132) and index.

Subjects Heidegger, Martin, 1889-1976.  |  Heidegger, Martin, 1889-1976 -- Influence.  |  Theology, Doctrinal -- History -- 20th century.  |  Philosophy and religion -- History -- 20th century.

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