This work traces the development of Heidegger's explanation of philosophy as a methodological atheism, relating it to his reading of Aristotle, Aquinas and Nietzsche. A predominant issue throughout this study is Heidegger's pursuit of an answer to the question: how did God get into philosophy? Laurence Paul Hemming discusses a wide range of topics in this comprehensive volume, including the influence of Heidegger on theologians like Bultmann, Rahner and Ott; the central themes of being and time ; Heidegger's political decisions and involvement with National Socialism; and Jean-Luc Marion's reading of Heidegger. Hemming also provides an in-depth analysis of Heidegger's turn or Kehre . He addresses how Heidegger's understanding of das Ereignis , the event, relates both to his view of atheism and to the way he appropriated Nietzsche's proclamation of the death of God.
LAURENCE PAUL HEMMING is dean of research students at Heythrop College, University of London.