Paul Tillich: Theologian of the Boundaries

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Fortress Press - Biography & Autobiography - 351 pages
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Paul Tillich, forced into exile by the Nazis in 1933, settled in the United States. His many theological works and especially his three volume Systematic Theology have had a profound influence upon contemporary religious thought. This volume concentrates on the key texts and ideas in Tillich's thought. It presents the essential Paul Tillich for students and the general reader. Taylor's introductory essay and notes on the selected texts set Tillich in his historical context, chart the development of this thought and indicate the significance of his theology in the development of Christian theology as a whole. Substantial selections from Tillich's work illustrate key themes:
--The struggle for a new theonomy
--Protestant theology amid socialist crisis
--In the sacred void: being and God
--Amid structures of destruction: Christ as new being
--Among the ambiguities of life: Spirit and churches
--In the end: revisioning and hope
 

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Contents

Editors Note
9
The Theological Development and Contribution of Paul Tillich
11
The Struggle for a New Theonomy
35
Basic Principles of Religious Socialism 1923
54
Protestant Theology amid Socialist Crisis
67
Nature and Sacrament 1929
82
The Two Roots of Political Thought 1933
95
What is Wrong with the Dialectic Theology? 1935
104
Estrangement and Sin
198
SelfDestruction and Evil
204
Jesus as the Christ
212
The New Being in Jesus as the Christ
221
Among the Ambiguities of Life Spirit and the Churches 1963
233
The Spirit in Selfintegration Morality
242
The Spirit in Selfcreativity Culture
250
The Spirit in Selftranscendence Religion
263

Ten Theses 1932
116
In the Sacred Void Being and God
119
The Problem of Theological Method 1947
126
The Ontological Structure and Its Elements 1951
141
God as Being and as Living 1951
163
The Courage to Be 1952
176
Amid Structures of Destruction Christ as New Being 1957
186
From Essence to Existence The Fall
190
The Kingdom of God and World History
301
In the End Revisioning and Hope
312
A Sermon 1965
324
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
332
Notes
337
Subject Index
341
Index of Names
349
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Mark Lewis Taylor (formerly Mark Kline Taylor) is Professor of Theology and Culture at Princeton Theological Seminary. He is author of The Executed God: The Way of the Cross in Lockdown America (Fortress Press, 2001) and editor of Paul Tillich: Theologian of the Boundaries (Fortress Press, 1991).

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