Show Less
Restricted access

The Incurious Seeker’s Quest for Meaning

Heidegger, Mood and Christianity


Kevin Sludds

The paradox within the title of this book refers to its principal theme, that of elucidating our innate capacity to transform/convert from an inauthentic everyday mode of being to an authentic one. This study provides an analysis of affect as a means of highlighting a number of key points of contact between the disciplines of philosophy and theology when addressing this topic. The author explores Martin Heidegger’s intimate connections with Christianity, firstly, by examining the close ties he and his family had to the Catholic Church and, secondly, from within his fundamental ontology as developed in Being and Time. Finally, he demonstrates through literary and comparative analysis the affinity that exists between a philosophy of facticity and Christian theology in their descriptions of humankind without faith or Dasein’s inauthentic existence.
Show Summary Details
Restricted access

About the author


Kevin Sludds is an award-winning poet and philosopher. He is Head of Department of General Studies at Baze University, Abuja, Nigeria. He is also the author of Emotions: Their Cognitive Base and Ontological Importance (Peter Lang, 2009).

You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.

This site requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals.

Do you have any questions? Contact us.

Or login to access all content.