Biblical Religion and the Search for Ultimate Reality

ISBN-10: 0226803414

ISBN-13: 9780226803418

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Description: Dr. Tillich shows here that in spite of the contrast between philosophical and biblical language, it is neither necessary nor possible to separate them from each other. On the contrary, all the symbols used in biblical religion drive inescapably toward the philosophical quest for being. An important statement of a great theologian's position, this book presents an eloquent plea for the essential function of philosophy in religious thought.

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Book details

List price: $20.00
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 3/15/1964
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 94
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Paul Johannes Tillich was born into a German Lutheran pastor's family in that part of Germany that is now Poland. He attended several universities, earning the doctorate in philosophy in 1910, then taught at several more from 1919 to 1933. Removed from his professorate at Frankfurt by the Nazi government, he emigrated to the United States, with the encouragement of Reinhold Niebuhr, and taught at Union Theological Seminary in New York (1933--55), Harvard University (1955--62), and the University of Chicago (1962--65). The fullest biography, including some fairly lurid material of a psychosexual nature, can be found in the appreciative work by Wilhelm and Marion Pauck. The student who wants to encounter Tillich at his most succinct might turn to The Courage To Be (1952) or The Theology of Paul Tillich (1982). He is sometimes classified as Neo-orthodox, but that label does not fit him as well as it does Karl Barth, who had small regard for Tillich's "theology of correlation," where responding to the world's questions is seen as the proper way of practicing theology.

Basic Concepts
The Meaning of ""Biblical Religion""
The Meaning of Philosophy
Human Existence and the Question of Being
Man and the Question of Being
Philosophical Objections
The Philosophical Attitude
The Foundation of Biblical Personalism
The Personal Character of the Experience of the Holy
The Special Character of Biblical Personalism
Personalism and the Divine-Human Relationship
The Reciprocal Character of the Divine-Human Relationship
Biblical Personalism and th
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