Tag: Heidegger for Christian Thinkers

Heidegger for Christian Thinkers 4: History and Temporality

Temporality Some people, I realize, think that philosophy is an insidious pastime that makes muddy what was perfectly clear before.  I happen to be one of those people who thinks that many of the schemata I once thought clear were actually inadequate to the realities they purported to explain.  This discussion might just remind you,…

Heidegger for Christian Thinkers 3: Death and Resoluteness

Being Towards Death Although Heidegger seldom if ever mentions Thomas Aquinas in Being and Time, the opening section often brings to mind Thomas’s doctrine of analogy and the philosophical problems that come up when philosophy abandons the analogical character of Being.  For Thomas, there are certain realities, most of them divine, that do not participate in…

Heidegger for Christian Thinkers 2: Morality, Truth, and New Ways to Think about Both

Just to remind folks, I published these essays at another site several years ago, but I figured that rewriting the poorly-written passages and reposting them here might be of some value to our readers.  So here they are. Heidegger is at his most amusing, I think, when he denies what he’s patently doing.  In Being and…

Heidegger for Christian Thinkers 1: Being and Time and Living in the World

Three years ago, give or take, in the days before we had launched this blog or started the podcast, I published a series of essays on Martin Heidegger’s Being and Time on another website.  Because I’ve been thinking about Heidegger and his impact on my own thinking the last few days, I’ve reworked and revised those…