Thomas Sheehan (Department of Religious Studies)
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Thomas Sheehan

Professor of Religious Studies
Professor Emeritus, by courtesy, of German Studies
Professor Emeritus, by courtesy, of Philosophy

Thomas Sheehan specializes in contemporary European philosophy and its relation to religious questions, with particular interests in Heidegger and Roman Catholicism. His books include: Making Sense of Heidegger: A Paradigm Shift (2015), Martin Heidegger, Logic: The Question of Truth (trans., 2010); Becoming Heidegger (2007);Edmund Husserl: Psychological and Transcendental Phenomenology and the Encounter with Heidegger (1997); Karl Rahner: The Philosophical Foundations(1987); The First Coming: How the Kingdom of God Became Christianity (1986); and Heidegger, the Man and the Thinker (1981).



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Research Interests

  • Ethnic Studies in Language and Literature


  • Philosophy and Literature