Thomas Sheehan (philosopher)

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Thomas Sheehan
Born (1941-06-25) June 25, 1941 (age 78)
Nationality American
Era 20th-century philosophy
RegionWestern philosophy
School Phenomenology
Main interests
Ontology  · Martin Heidegger
Edmund Husserl  · first-century Christianity  ·early Jewish and Christian apocalyptic
Notable ideas
The First Coming

Thomas Sheehan (born 25 June 1941) is an American philosopher who is the current professor at the Department of Religious Studies, Stanford University and Professor Emeritus at the Department of Philosophy, Loyola University Chicago. He is known for his books on Heidegger and Roman Catholicism. His philosophical specialties are in philosophy of religion, twentieth-century European philosophy, and classical metaphysics. [1] [2] [3] He is the author of The First Coming, a widely acclaimed and controversial account of Easter.


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