History of Christian Thought

ISBN-10: 0671214268

ISBN-13: 9780671214265

Edition: 1972

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In A History of Christian Thought, Paul Tillich has accomplished the supremely difficult feat of creating a work at once brilliantly authoritative and comprehensive, while remaining clear and uncluttered by scholarly annotation and debate. Originally delivered as lectures at the Union Theological Seminary and at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago, this edition has been superbly edited by Carl E. Braaten of the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. From the "preparation for Christianity" implicit in the kairos and the Mystery Religions to the individualism of Bultmann, Troeltsch, and Barth, Professor Tillich guides the reader through the fascinating history of Christian thought with a confidence and clarity of presentation only a great scholar and teacher possesses. Book jacket.
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Book details

List price: $33.99
Copyright year: 1972
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 11/15/1972
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 550
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
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.

Preface to the Touchstone Edition
Paul Tillich and the Classical Christian Tradition
Introduction: The Concept of Dogma
The Preparation for Christianity
The Kairos
The Universalism of the Roman Empire
Hellenistic Philosophy
Skepticism
The Platonic Tradition
The Stoics
Eclecticism
The Inter-Testamental Period
The Mystery Religions
The Method of the New Testament
Theological Developments in the Ancient Church
The Apostolic Fathers
The Apologetic Movement
The Christian Philosophy
God and the Logos
Gnosticism
The Anti-Gnostic Fathers
The System of Authorities
The Montanist Reaction
God the Creator
The History of Salvation
Trinity and Christology
The Sacrament of Baptism
Neo-Platonism
Clement and Origen of Alexandria
Christianity and Philosophy
The Allegorical Method
The Doctrine of God
Christology
Eschatology
Dynamic and Modalistic Monarchianism
Paul of Samosata
Sabellius
The Trinitarian Controversy
Arianism
The Council of Nicaea
Athanasius and Marcellus
The Cappadocian Theologians
The Christological Problem
The Antiochean Theology
The Alexandrian Theology
The Council of Chalcedon
Leontius of Byzantium
Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite
Tertullian and Cyprian
The Life and Thought of Augustine
The Development of Augustine
Augustine's Epistemology
The Idea of God
The Doctrine of Man
Philosophy of History
The Pelagian Controversy
The Doctrine of the Church
Trends in the Middle Ages
Scholasticism, Mysticism, Biblicism
The Scholastic Method
Trends in Scholasticism
Dialectics and Tradition
Augustinianism and Aristotelianism
Thomism and Sootism
Nominalism and Realism
Pantheism and Church Doctrine
The Religious Forces
The Medieval Church
The Sacraments
Anselm of Canterbury
Abelard of Paris
Bernard of Clairvaux
Joachim of Floris
The Thirteenth Century
The Doctrines of Thomas Aquinas
William of Ockham
German Mysticism
The Pre-Reformers
Roman Catholicism from Trent to the Present
The Meaning of Counter-Reformation
The Doctrine of Authorities
The Doctrine of Sin
The Doctrine of Justification
The Sacraments
Papal Infallibility
Jansenism
Probabilism
Recent Developments
The Theology of the Protestant Reformers
Martin Luther
The Breakthrough
Luther's Criticism of the Church
His Conflict with Erasmus
His Conflict with the Evangelical Radicals
Luther's Doctrines
The Biblical Principle
Sin and Faith
The Idea of God
The Doctrine of Christ
Church and State
Huldreich Zwingli
John Calvin
The Majesty of God
Providence and Predestination
The Christian Life
Church and State
The Authority of Scripture
The Development of Protestant Theology
The Period of Orthodoxy
Reason and Revelation
The Formal and Material Principles
Pietism
The Enlightenment
Introduction: Problem and Method
Oscillating Emphases in Orthodoxy, Pietism, and Rationalism
The Period of Orthodoxy
The Reaction of Pietism against Orthodoxy
The Rise of Rationalism
The Enlightenment and Its Problems
The Nature of Enlightenment
The Kantian Definition of Autonomy
Concepts of Reason
Universal Reason
Critical Reason
Intuitive Reason
Technical Reason
The Concept of Nature
The Concept of Harmony
The Attitude of the Enlightened Man
His Bourgeois Character
His Ideal of a Reasonable Religion
His Common-sense Morality
His Subjective Feeling
Intrinsic Conflicts of Enlightenment
Cosmic Pessimism
Cultural Vices
Personal Vices
Progress Based on Immorality
The Fulfillers and Critics of Enlightenment
Rousseau, The French Revolution, and Romanticism
Hume, The History of Religion, and Positivism
Kant, Moral Religion, and Radical Evil
The Classic-Romantic Reaction against the Enlightenment
Lessing, Historical Criticism, and the Rediscovery of Spinoza
The Synthesis of Spinoza and Kant
The Nature of Romanticism
The Infinite and Finite
The Emotional and the Aesthetic Elements in Romanticism
The Turn to the Past and the Valuation of Tradition
The Quest of Unity and Authority
The Negative and the Demonic in Romanticism
The Classical Theological Synthesis: Friedrich Schleiermacher
The Background of Schleiermacher's Thought
His Concept of Religion as Feeling
His Positivistic Definition of Theology
His Interpretation of Christianity
The Universal Synthesis: Georg W. F. Hegel
The Greatness and the Tragic Hybris of Hegel's System
The Synthesis of God and Man (Mind and Person)
The Synthesis of Religion and Culture (Thought and Imagination)
The Synthesis of State and Church
Providence, History, and Theodicy
The Christ as Reality and Symbol
Eternity against Immortality
The Breakdown of the Universal Synthesis
The Split in the Hegelian School
The Historical Problem: Strauss and Baur
The Anthropological Problem: Ludwig Feuerbach
Schelling's Criticism of Hegel
The Religious Revival and Its Theological Consequences
The Nature of the European Revival
The Theology of Repristination
Natural Science and the Fight over Darwinism
Kierkegaard's Existential Theology
Kierkegaard's Criticism of Hegel
Ethical Existence and the Human Situation (Anxiety, Despair)
The Nature of Faith (The Leap and Existential Truth)
Criticism of Theology and Church
Political Radicalism and its Theological Significance
The Bourgeois Radicals
Marx's Relation to Hegel and Feuerbach
Marx's View of the Human Situation (Alienation)
Marx's Doctrine of Ideology and His Attack on Religion
Marx's Political Existentialism
The Prophetic Element in Marx
Voluntarism and the Philosophy of Life
Schopenhauer's Idea of the Will
Nietzsche's Idea of Will-To-Power
Nietzsche's Doctrine of Resentment
The "Death of God" and the New Ideal of Man
New Ways of Mediation
Experience and the Biblical Message
The Erlangen School
Martin Kahler
The "Back to Kant" Movement
Adolf von Harnack
Miscellaneous Movements in Theology
The Luther-Renaissance
Biblical Realism
Radical Criticism
Rudolf Bultmann
The History-of-Religions Approach
Ernst Troeltsch
Religious Socialism
Karl Barth
Existentialism
Index of Names
Index of Subjects
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