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December 20, 2018  

Judith Wolfe | Religious Aspects of the Black Notebooks

December 20, 2018

This episode is the first in a series on Heidegger and Theology, recorded at the symposium "Heidegger and Theology - After the Black Notebooks."

First out is an episode with Judith Wolfe, Professor of Philosophical Theology, University of St Andrews presenting on the topic "Religious Aspects of the Black Notebooks: Overview & Analysis."

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

Full abstract for Wolfe's talk: 

"This paper gathers all significant remarks on Christianity in the Black Notebooks and analyses them in the context of Heidegger's attitude to religion at the time – which we already know from recent research to have been particularly conflicted during this period. The paper then offers a summary of the ways in which references in the Notebooks change our understanding of Heidegger's view of Christianity during the 1930's, and draw conclusions about Heidegger's continuing relevance to theology. In particular, the Notebooks reveal greater continuity between Heidegger and the secularized Christian hopes of the 19th century than Being and Time suggests, and so challenge the confidence with which some theologians have hoped to find a radically new approach to faith and theology in Heidegger's thought." 

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).