Thomas Sheehan

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Thomas Sheehan
Born (1941-06-25) June 25, 1941 (age 73)
Residence USA
Nationality American
Era 21st-century philosophy
Region Western 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 a 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.[4]


  • Making Sense of Heidegger: A Paradigm Shift (New Heidegger Research) (2014)
  • Martin Heidegger, Logic: The Question of Truth (trans., 2007)
  • 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)
  • Heidegger, the Man and the Thinker (1981)