chapter  5
18 Pages

Inauthentic Theologizing and Phenomenological Method

WithMartin Kavka

This essay takes up the proper boundaries of phenomenology of religion, arguing that it is possible to do good phenomenology of religion while staying within the boundaries of first-person experience. The argument seeks to resolve a disagreement it sees in two essays by Steven Crowell over the validity of theologically inflected phenomenology by returning to the Heideggerean topoi of categorial intuition and the call of conscience, concluding with an all-too-brief sketch of the Levinasian thinking about religion that takes itself to be “before all theology.”