‘Heidegger's Life’ considers the controversial path that Heidegger followed during his lifetime. His early education and university studies were heavily influenced by Catholicism and scholasticism, and he initially began to train for the priesthood, before turning to philosophy. Teaching at Freiburg and Marburg in the 1920s, he published his masterwork, Being and Time, in 1927. Elected rector of Freiburg University in 1933, he joined the Nazi Party at the same time. Although cooperative with the regime, he soon resigned the rectorship and played little further political role. Despite his ban from teaching until 1949 during denazification, his career as a writer and lecturer soon recovered.