- List of Contributors
- The Self and the Good Life
- Nationalism and Patriotism
- The Making of the Modern Metropolis
- The Other
- Freedom and Human Emancipation
- Work and Labour
- Suffering In Theology and Modern European Thought
- Nihilism and Theology: Who Stands at the Door?
- War and Peace
- Radical Philosophy and Political Theology
- Beauty and Sublimity
- Time and History
- The Metaphysics of Modernity
- The Bible
- Divine Providence
Abstract and Keywords
This chapter explores the interplay of radical philosophy and political theology by examining the path that Martin Heidegger followed from Catholicism through philosophical atheism to a new religion of Being, and the connection of this understanding of Being to his messianic political theology. In doing so, it shows how the trajectory inaugurated by Heidegger's theological starting-point led through a seemingly abstract concern with issues of fundamental ontology to a fatal political commitment, the withdrawal from which further impacted his later vision of both religion and philosophy.
Gordon Graham is Henry Luce III Professor of Philosophy and the Arts at Princeton Theological Seminary. He has contributed to Oxford Handbooks on Aesthetics and Systematic Theology, and his most recent books include The Re-enchantment of the World: Art versus Religion (2007) and Theories of Ethics (2010).
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