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Dynamics of Faith

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ISBN-10: 0060937130

ISBN-13: 9780060937133

Edition: 2001

Authors: Paul Tillich

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List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 2/24/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.31" wide x 8.00" long x 0.40" tall
Weight: 0.528
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.

Introduction to the Perennial Classics Edition
Introductory Remarks
What Faith Is
Faith as ultimate concern
Faith as a centered act
The source of faith
Faith and the dynamics of the holy
Faith and doubt
Faith and community
What Faith Is Not
The intellectualistic distortion of the meaning of faith
The voluntaristic distortion of the meaning of faith
The emotionalistic distortion of the meaning of faith
Symbols of Faith
The meaning of symbol
Religious symbols
Symbols and myths
Types of Faith
Elements of faith and their dynamics
Ontological types of faith
Moral types of faith
The unity of the types of faith
The Truth of Faith
Faith and reason
The truth of faith and scientific truth
The truth of faith and historical truth
The truth of faith and philosophical truth
The truth of faith and its criteria
The Life of Faith
Faith and courage
Faith and the integration of the personality
Faith, love and action
The community of faith and its expressions
The encounter of faith with faith
Conclusion: The possibility and necessity of faith today