Heidegger's Eschatology Paperback
Theological Horizons in Martin Heidegger's Early Work
by Judith Wolfe;
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His synthesis of such trends within a phenomenological framework (elaborated primarily via readings of Paul and Augustine in his lecture courses of 1921-2) led Heidegger to postulate an existential sense of eschatological unrest as the central characteristic of authentic Christian existence. His description of this expectant restlessness, however, was now inescapably at odds with its Christian sources, since Heidegger's commitment to a phenomenological description of the human situation led him to abstract the 'existential' experience of expectation from its traditional object: the 'blessed hope' for the Kingdom of God. Christian hope thus for Heidegger no longer constitutes, but rather negates 'eschatological' unrest, because such hope projects an end to that unrest, and thus to authentic existence itself. Against the Christian vision, Heidegger therefore develops a systematic 'eschatology without eschaton', paradigmatically expressed as 'being-unto-death'.
Judith Wolfe tells the story of his re-conception of eschatology, using a wealth of primary and newly available original-language sources, and offering in-depth analysis of Heidegger's relationship to theological tradition and the theology of his time.
Heidegger's Eschatology by Judith Wolfe was published by Oxford University Press in May 2015. The ISBN for Heidegger's Eschatology is 9780198745068.
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|Page last updated||19th November 2016|
|Author / Artist||Judith Wolfe|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press (May 2015)|
|Number of Pages||208|