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The Essential Tillich

"With this volume, Paul Tillich joins the ranks of the great Christian theologians such as Augustine of Hippo and Thomas Aquinas. . . .This volume, compiled by a noted minister and scholar, offers to the theological student, church worker, or, indeed, any serious reader struggling with the existential question, a tantalizing and illuminating introduction to perhaps the greatest mind of twentieth-century Protestant theology."—Booklist

"Church testifies to the power Tillich provides him for his pastoral work, his intellectual formulation and his personal life. He projects, quite properly, that the ’essential’ Tillich can do the same for others. . . ."—Christian Century

"This book summarizes in Tillich’s own words much of the best of his thought, still highly relevant today."—Library Journal

"[Church] helps Tillich speak to an audience unfamiliar with the breadth and depth of his thought."—Religious Studies Review

304 pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 | © 1999

Religion: Philosophy of Religion, Theology, and Ethics

Table of Contents

Foreword by Mutie Tillich Farris
Preface by F. Forrester Church
Invocation: The Lost Dimension in Religion
Part I - Ultimate Concern
1. God
2. What Faith Is
3. Our Ultimate Concern
Part II - Symbols of Earth
4. The Meaning of Symbol
5. The Nature of Religious Language
6. The Divine Name
7. The Truth of a Religious Symbol
Part III - The Protestant Principle
8. Protestantism
9. The Spiritual Presence
10. The New Being
Part IV - Addressing the Situation
11. Aspects of a Religious Analysis of Culture
12. The Word of Religion
13. The Eternal Now
Part V - Love, Power, and Justice
14. The Shaking of the Foundations
15. The Socialist Principle
16. The Unity of Love, Power, and Justice
17. Love Is Stronger than Death
Part VI - The Courage To Be
18. Estrangement and Sin
19. Courage and Transcendence
20. You Are Accepted
Part VII - The Future of Religions
21. The Personal Character of the Experience of the Holy
22. On the Boundary Line
23. Christian Principles of Judging Non-Christian Religions
24. Martin Buber
25. The Significance of the History of Religions for the Systematic Theologian
Part VIII - Living on the Boundary
26. Frontiers
27. What Am I?
28. Behold, I Am Doing a New Thing

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