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The Cambridge Companion to Paul Tillich
The complex philosophical theology of Paul Tillich (1886 1965), increasingly studied today, was influenced by thinkers as diverse as the Romantics and Existentialists, Hegel and Heidegger. A Lutheran pastor who served as a military chaplain in World War I, he was dismissed from his university post at Frankfurt when the Nazis came to power in 1933, and emigrated to the Unit ...more
Paperback, 322 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Cambridge University Press
(first published February 12th 2009)
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A grab bag of recent opinion. The most interesting essays exposit little-read texts of Tillich's to shed light on more-discussed ones (I think here of Reijnen on his Christology, which draws important insights from the sermons, or Boss on his dialogue with Japanese Buddhism, which turns out to be quite well-documented). The least interesting are those that either merely summarize, or that strenuously argue for Tillich's present relevance—a point on which readers will and must decide for themselv ...more