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Religion, Theology, and Philosophy on the Way to Being and Time: Heidegger, the Hermeneutical, the Factical, and the Historical with Respect to Dilthey and Early Christianity

Religion, Theology, and Philosophy on the Way to Being and Time: Heidegger, the Hermeneutical,... <jats:sec><jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>My aim in the present paper is to show the significance of Heidegger's phenomenology of religion as an important step on his way to his magnum opus. First, I wish to exhibit traits characteristic of Heidegger's path of thinking in terms of his confrontation with phenomenology, historicism, hermeneutics, and Lebensphilosophie. I will then argue, in a second step, that it was with an eye to, and drawing upon, his previous understanding of religion and religious life, as well as of the relation between faith and theology, that Heidegger was to conceive of philosophy and its relation to human existence in Being and Time. Both theology and philosophy offer a conceptual elaboration of something previously enacted or lived (a sort of having-been) and, in doing so, are at the same time meant to refer back to and reinforce what they grow out of—faith or factical life.</jats:p> </jats:sec> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Research in Phenomenology Brill

Religion, Theology, and Philosophy on the Way to Being and Time: Heidegger, the Hermeneutical, the Factical, and the Historical with Respect to Dilthey and Early Christianity

Research in Phenomenology , Volume 39 (1): 99 – Jan 1, 2009

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Brill
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© 2009 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0085-5553
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1569-1640
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10.1163/156916408X389659
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Abstract

<jats:sec><jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>My aim in the present paper is to show the significance of Heidegger's phenomenology of religion as an important step on his way to his magnum opus. First, I wish to exhibit traits characteristic of Heidegger's path of thinking in terms of his confrontation with phenomenology, historicism, hermeneutics, and Lebensphilosophie. I will then argue, in a second step, that it was with an eye to, and drawing upon, his previous understanding of religion and religious life, as well as of the relation between faith and theology, that Heidegger was to conceive of philosophy and its relation to human existence in Being and Time. Both theology and philosophy offer a conceptual elaboration of something previously enacted or lived (a sort of having-been) and, in doing so, are at the same time meant to refer back to and reinforce what they grow out of—faith or factical life.</jats:p> </jats:sec>

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Research in PhenomenologyBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2009

Keywords: faith; factical life; theology; phenomenology; hermeneutics

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