Heidegger's writing is more pious than theology.
Theology is, and always has been, somewhat romantic. It speaks freely, all too freely. (Ever since Aristotle, or indeed Plato.) Even the ahistorical use of the word "romantic" is appropriate here.
Heidegger chose his words with more care. This is the only sense in which he is secular. Every word has its own weight and must be carefully balanced against the other words in a sentence so as not to allow the whole thing to go toppling over into any separated meaning.
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