Martin Heidegger (1889)

Glossary: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z.
No Excuses: Existentialism and the Meaning of Life, Part I
by Robert Solomon. Lectures:
  1. What is Existentialism?
  2. Albert Camus, The Stranger, Part I.
  3. Camus, The Stranger, Part II.
  4. Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus.
  5. Camus, The Plague and The Fall.
  6. Camus, The Fall, Part II.
  7. Soren Kierkegaard, "On Becoming a Christian".
  8. Kierkegaard on Subjective Truth.
  9. Kierkegaard's Existential Dialectic.
  10. Friedrich Nietzsche on Nihilism and the Death of God.
  11. Nietzsche, the "Immortal".
  12. Nietzsche on Freedom, Fate, and Responsibility.

Martin Heidegger

Heidegger and Christianity (1994) by John Macquarrie

The text of Macquerrie's 1993-1994 Hensley Henson Lectures on Heidegger, with an emphasis on Heidegger's approach to Christianity.


  1. Career and Early Writings.
  2. Being and Time (1).
  3. Being and Time (2).
  4. Metaphysics and Theology.
  5. Thinghood, Technology, Art.
  6. Thinking, Language, Poetry.
  7. 'Only a God Can Save Us'.
  8. Some Loose Ends:

Key terms

Time Line

Much of this is adapted from Heidegger and Christianity by John Macquarrie.


To University of Freiburg; enrolls in Theology. Studies Husserl.

Appointed to the chair of philosophy at Marburg.

Gave a lecture course entitled "History of the Concept of Time".

Sein und Zeit (Being and Time), his major work.

Inaugural lecture What is Metaphysics, on his return to the University of Freiburg as Husserl's successor.

What is Metaphysics, a 17-page lecture published.
Kant and the Problem of Metaphysics published, discussing Kant's treatment of time.

Unanimously elected to be Rector of the University of Freiburg. Hitler comes to power in January. Heidegger joins the National Socialist Party in May.

Resigns the Rectorship of the University of Freiburg.

Addition of a 9-page postscript to his What is Metaphysics (1929) 17-page lecture.

Forbidden to teach in German universities after WWII ends, due to his earlier membership of the National Socialist Party.

Addition of a 15-page introduction for the 5th printing of his What is Metaphysics lecture.

Publication of his Nietzsche.

Publication of the English translation of Being and Time (translation by John Macquarrie and Edward Robinson).

Sends letter to publishers of the English translation of Being and Time (translation by John Macquarrie and Edward Robinson):

If I am only now doing this, I beg you to excuse me, because it was important for me to hear competent judgements of the translation. These have now been received from various quarters. I know how difficult it is to present my works in another language; I am therefore especially pleased that the translation has been carried out so well.

[p. 112 of Heidegger and Christianity (1994) by John Macquarrie.]


Heidegger and Christianity by John Macquarrie.