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January 28, 2019  

Hans Ruin | Heidegger & the Reinvention of Paulinism

In this third episode of the ongoing series on Heidegger and Theology, Hans Ruin (Professor of Philosophy at Södertörn University) discusses Heidegger's interest in early Christianity and St. Paul. 

The abstract to Ruin's presentation in full: 

"I will discuss the idea of a supposedly ‘original Christian’ religious experience as it is developed in Heidegger’s seminal interpretations of Paul in the early 1920’s. In particular, I shall focus on how the problem of tradition and inheritance is thematized in this encounter; the notion of a tradition that is at once cancelled and reinvented in and through this very cancellation. Through Paul and his notion of a ‘destruction’ of tradition, Heidegger finds his own philosophical voice in an early Jewish messianic critique of history. This is one of the partly ‘hidden’ sources of his thinking, that need to be rethought anew in relation to the Black Notebooks and their understanding of Christianity, Judaism and the question of religion generally." 

This presentation can found in a revised version, in the anthology Heidegger's Black Notebooks and the Future of Theology, edited by dr. Mårten Björk and prof. Jayne Svenungsson. 

 

Religion and Theology is produced by Joel Kuhlin for the Center for Theology and Religious Studies.

If you have comments or critique of this episode, or any other episodes of R&T, please write an email to religionochteologi@outlook.com. 

Music for R&T is generously provided by the trio Nous (Thomas Hellsten, Tom Tveita, Per Boqvist).

January 14, 2019  

George Pattison | Why Heidegger Didn’t Like Catholic Theology

This is the second episode in the series on Heidegger and Theology, and a symposium on the same topic at CTR (December, 2015), with George Pattison, Professor of Divinity, University of Glasgow, gave a talk on the topic "Why Heidegger Didn’t Like Catholic Theology"

This presentation can found in a revised version, in the anthology Heidegger's Black Notebooks and the Future of Theology, edited by dr. Mårten Björk and prof. Jayne Svenungsson. 

Full abstract for the presentation:

"Much of the content of the Black Books relates to Heidegger's irritation with what he saw as a range of misinterpretations and misappropriations of his work. These include those who see Being and Time as derivative of Kierkegaard and Nietzsche as well as those who try to apply Heidegger's thought to contemporary philosophical issues. He is particularly hostile to Catholic theology, naming Romano Guardini as exemplifying what is wrong in such applications. The paper will explore Heidegger's antipathy in relation to Guardini's own theological-philosophical project with the aim of specifying just what Heidegger saw as the essential point at issue."

Religion and Theology is produced by Joel Kuhlin for the Center for Theology and Religious Studies.

If you have comments or critique of this episode, or any other episodes of R&T, please write an email to religionochteologi@outlook.com. 

Music for R&T is generously provided by the trio Nous (Thomas Hellsten, Tom Tveita, Per Boqvist).

January 3, 2019  

Hjalmar Falk | Katechontism: Carl Schmitt & the Politics of Eschaton

This episode is a talk by dr. Hjalmar Falk centered around the infamous German jurist, Carl Schmitt and his conception of political theology, with a particular focus on its implications for the philosophy of history. Central to Schmitt’s thought is the claim that all modern political concepts are secularized theological concepts, a relationship he identified not only between the miracle and the sovereign exception, but also between salvation history and the belief in progress found in modern philosophy of history. This talk will focus on Schmitt’s interpretation of the obscure Pauline figure of the katechon and what his use of this Biblical myth can tell us about Schmittian theory in particular and modern apocalyptic political thought in general.

Hjalmar Falk is a researcher at the Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion (University of Gothenburg).

Religion and Theology is produced by Joel Kuhlin for the Center for Theology and Religious Studies.

If you have comments or critique of this episode, or any other episodes of R&T, please write an email to religionochteologi@outlook.com. 

 

Music for R&T is generously provided by the trio Nous (Thomas Hellsten, Tom Tveita, Per Boqvist).