Heidegger on Luther on Paul
When it comes to how Heidegger understands theology, Martin Luther was instrumental in his early formulations. Heidegger's interpretation of Luther leads him to descry theology as a discipline best left unfettered by metaphysics and this attitude is carried right through Heidegger's career. By explicating Luther's influence upon Heidegger's early Freiburg lectures from 1919-1923, we can raise important questions about the nuanced way Heidegger construes Luther's theology in the hopes of inspiring key insights for Luther's appropriation in current post-Heideggerian theology.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Timothy Stanley is pursuing doctoral studies under Graham Ward at the University of Manchester. His dissertation title is: Protestant Metaphysics After Karl Barth and Martin Heidegger.
Publication date: March 1, 2007