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Jean-Yves Lacoste

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198827146

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198827146.001.0001

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Existence and Love of God

Existence and Love of God

Remarks on a Note in Being and Time

(p.91) 5 Existence and Love of God
The Appearing of God

Jean-Yves Lacoste

Oliver O’Donovan

Oxford University Press

The lack of interest in love and God in Heidegger’s Being and Time is curiously suspended in a footnote that quotes Augustine and Pascal on love and the knowledge of the divine in the course of the presentation of the important concept of “affection.” Heidegger confines interest in God to the care of a positive historical theology, and so marginalizes both faith and God at the edge of existence, which is philosophy’s proper concern. But this strategy ignores the way in which anticipatory understanding of being can converge with interest in God in human existence. Love of divine things can be interpreted in terms of Heidegger’s “care,” while his “affection” can accommodate self-discovery not only in-theworld but before-God.

Keywords:   Heidegger, Pascal and Augustine, love of God, affection, existence, philosophy, Theology

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