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Systematic Theology, Vol 1

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This is the 1st part of Paul Tillich's 3-volume Systematic Theology, one of the most profound statements of the Christian message ever composed & the summation & definitive presentation of the theology of the most influential & creative American theologian of the 20th century. This pathbreaking volume presents the basic method & statement of Tillich's syste ...more
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Published September 15th 1973 by University of Chicago Press (IL) (first published 1951)
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Corbin
One of the most amazing presentations of theology that I have seen. It is mostly a philosophic treatise with little to no scripture reference. One wonders how you can build a systematic theology without scripture references, but this is mostly a preliminary to the Scriptures, which is controversial. You can begin down the dangerous road of deciding in your mind what God must be like before you even open the Bible. This isn't to say that it is impossible. Tillich is perhaps one of the greatest th ...more
Ben De Bono
Paul Tillich is fascinating thinker. I've read a couple of his other books and found them challenging and thought provoking. However, compared to the level of thought Tillich brings to his Systematic Theology those other books might as well be children's stories by comparison. After one reading, I hardly feel qualified to analyze Tillich's ideas in depth. Therefore my thoughts in this review should be taken provisionally and are not meant to be a thorough analysis of what Tillich presents here. ...more
John
I worked my way up to this one from Tillich's shorter and more popular works. I am glad I did. More Heidegger than Hebrews, more Sartre than Solomon, this volume systematically plumbs the depths of ontology in a way that clicked for me. Distinguishing the ontological elements (polarities like individualization and participation, for instance) from the categories of finitude (time, space, causality, and substance) is fundamental in even thinking about what the term "God" means. The introduction t ...more
John Laliberte
A very interesting, and often complex, book that looks at the approach of understanding (a "systems approach")our faith journey and quest to comprehend God, His Presence in all that is. This is not an overview of the personal salvation reason that is so prevalent today, but rather a more catholic (universal) approach at discovering how reason, philosophy, and revelation are integral to distinguishing the infinite being from our finite being.
Very much worth the read for anyone who seeks to bette
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Erik Graff
Nov 10, 2014 Erik Graff rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Tillich fans
Recommended to Erik by: no one
Shelves: religion
Having been exposed to some of Tillich's more popular works in college, having come to know one of his associates and being interested in what might constitute modern, liberal theology, I picked up the three volumes of his Systematic Theology while in seminary in New York. I never got beyond the first volume. Discovering that contemporary systematics were not for me, I went on to concentrate the textual criticism of ancient texts and early Church history in addition to my ostensible major in psy ...more
Guang Tse
painfully waded through this book, which really you must read to make up your mind on. don't trust my reviews, or anyone else's..
Barbara
Systematic Theology was read for a course. I read all three volumes with great difficulty. In the end I came to understand something powerful about my own experiences and beliefs that I could not have envisioned, especially not from such dense, though rich, exposition.
Phillip Ross
Reading Tillich was part of my college reading and was also required in seminary. Oddly, Tillich was not actually a Christian.
Bjørn Peterson
Not terrible, but not good either. The definition of inaccessible writing and unnecessarily complex in its language.
Chelsea
Fantastic contemporary Lutheran theology, but not for the faint of heart or light readers. (-:
Christopher Broadwell
It seems that Tillich will just continually make sense to me.
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was a German-American theologian and Christian existentialist philosopher. Tillich was – along with his contemporaries Rudolf Bultmann (Germany), Karl Barth (Switzerland), and Reinhold Niebuhr (United States) – one of the four most influential Protestant theologians of the 20th century.[citation needed] Among the general populace, he is best known for his works The Courage to Be (1952) and Dynamic ...more
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