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.
Dr. Robert Kimball is a retired Army officer, Vietnam veteran, and a pro bono Education Consultant. He served 27 years in the Army and 15 years teaching or serving as a school administrator. He is originally from New Hampshire and was one of 12 children. He is married with two children and four Grandchildren. He currently resides in Houston, Texas. As a senior Army officer, he commanded a nuclear missile battalion in Germany for two years. After retirement from the Army, he returned to the University of Houston and earned a doctorate in education. He has taught at the high school and college level and served as a school administrator at elementary, middle and high school level. He became an advocate for students pushed out of schools and dropping out. As a result of his activism, he was declared a whistle blower when he exposed the falsification of dropout records in the Houston Independent School District. He was featured on 60 Minutes II and the NOW program on CNN. The New York Times, Washington Post and other newspapers reported on how he exposed the so called Texas Miracle as a lie that was based on cooking the books in Texas. Dr. Kimball has been a member of LULAC (League of Latin American Citizens ) and NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People ) for many years and has been an advocate for civil rights for over 45 years. He recently co-authored the article, The Equal Treatment of Unequals: Barriers Facing Latinos and the Poor in Texas Public Schools that appeared in the Georgetown Journal of Poverty Law & Policy.