Heidegger's Phenomenology of Religion Realism and Cultural Criticism

by Benjamin D. Crowe

Part of the Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion Series

Heidegger's Phenomenology of Religion Realism and Cultural Criticism Synopsis

Throughout his long and controversial career, Martin Heidegger developed a substantial contribution to the phenomenology of religion. In Heidegger's Phenomenology of Religion, Benjamin D. Crowe examines the key concepts and developmental phases that characterized Heidegger's work. Crowe shows that Heidegger's account of the meaning and structure of religious life belongs to his larger project of exposing and criticizing the fundamental assumptions of late modern culture. He reveals Heidegger as a realist through careful readings of his views on religious attitudes and activities. Crowe challenges interpretations of Heidegger's early efforts in the phenomenology of religion and later writings on religion, including discussions of Greek religion and Hoelderlin's poetry. This book is sure to spark discussion and debate as Heidegger's work in religion and the philosophy of religion becomes increasingly important to scholars and beyond.

Heidegger's Phenomenology of Religion Realism and Cultural Criticism Press Reviews

[This book] will be useful for those interested in the philosophy of religion, or in the philosophy of Heidegger, or in criticism of the culture of modernity. -Robert Dostal, Bryn Mawr College

Book Information

ISBN: 9780253219398
Publication date: 21st November 2007
Author: Benjamin D. Crowe
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 176 pages
Categories: Philosophy of religion, Western philosophy, from c 1900 -,

About Benjamin D. Crowe

Benjamin D. Crowe teaches in the philosophy department at the University of Utah. He is author of Heidegger's Religious Origins (IUP, 2006).

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