Paul Tillich


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in Starzeddel, Germany
August 20, 1886

Died
October 22, 1965

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Paul Tillich 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. Among the general populace, he is best known for his works The Courage to Be (1952) and Dynamics of Faith (1957), which introduced issues of theology and modern culture to a general readership. Theologically, he is best known for his major three-volume work Systematic Theology (1951–63), in which he developed his "method of correlation": an approach of exploring the symbols of Christian revelation as answers to the problems of human existence ra ...more

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The Courage to Be

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4.10 avg rating — 2,592 ratings — published 1952 — 31 editions
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Dynamics of Faith

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4.03 avg rating — 1,228 ratings — published 1957 — 17 editions
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Systematic Theology, Vol 1

4.03 avg rating — 463 ratings — published 1951 — 8 editions
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A History of Christian Thou...

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Systematic Theology, Vol 2:...

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Theology of Culture

4.05 avg rating — 202 ratings — published 1958 — 6 editions
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The New Being

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4.12 avg rating — 187 ratings — published 1955 — 7 editions
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Love, Power and Justice: On...

4.05 avg rating — 158 ratings — published 1954 — 5 editions
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Systematic Theology 3: Life...

4.08 avg rating — 152 ratings — published 1963 — 7 editions
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The Eternal Now

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“Doubt isn't the opposite of faith; it is an element of faith.”
Paul Tillich

“Our language has wisely sensed these two sides of man’s being alone. It has created the word “loneliness” to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word “solitude” to express the glory of being alone.”
Paul Tillich, The Eternal Now

“Sometimes I think it is my mission to bring faith to the faithless, and doubt to the faithful.”
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