Following a critical review of previous theological scholarship on Heidegger and a survey of North American philosophy of religion, the book examines Heidegger’s philosophy of religion and its influence on the North American variety of the same.
''The attempt by Williams to capture the American scene in order to make more plausible an extension of Heidegger's ontology is indeed a boldly conceived enterprise, one requiring a treatment at once unified and cohesive and which at first sight would seem so unusual as to be almost impossible to sustain. Nevertheless, it is a project which has been carried through with sincerity and thoroughness.''
''A well-informed and perceptive study.... It is to Martin's credit that he starts our imagination working.''
''A competent and useful contribution to reflections on a rich topic.''