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January 14, 2019  

George Pattison | Why Heidegger Didn’t Like Catholic Theology

January 14, 2019

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.

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