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Heidegger's Confessions: The Remains of Saint Augustine in "Being and Time" and Beyond

Ryan Coyne


The German philosopher Martin Heidegger (1889–1976) is one of the most influential and controversial figures in twentieth century intellectual history. Though it is well known that his brand of phenomenology was heavily indebted to Christian theology, the specific terms of this debt, its impact on his shifting views of time, subjectivity and selfhood, as well as its role in his rejection of modern metaphysics have not been fully grasped. Drawing upon new evidence, this book argues that Heidegger’s initial confrontations with the apostle Paul and with Augustine of Hippo’s Confessions in the yea ... More

Keywords: Martin Heidegger, Augustine of Hippo, philosophy, religious studies, Christian theology, phenomenology, subjectivity, intellectual history, temporality, metaphysics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780226209302
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226209449.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ryan Coyne, author
University of Chicago Divinity School