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The Cambridge Companion to Paul Tillich
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  • Page extent: 350 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
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The complex philosophical theology of Paul Tillich (1886–1965), increasingly studied today, was influenced by thinkers as diverse as the Romantics and Existentialists, Hegel and Heidegger. A Lutheran pastor who served as a military chaplain in World War I, he was dismissed from his university post at Frankfurt when the Nazis came to power in 1933, and emigrated to the United States, where he continued his distinguished career. This authoritative Companion provides accessible accounts of the major themes of Tillich's diverse theological writings and draws upon the very best of contemporary Tillich scholarship. Each chapter introduces and evaluates its topic and includes suggestions for further reading. The authors assess Tillich's place in the history of twentieth-century Christian thought as well as his significance for current constructive theology. Of interest to both students and researchers, this Companion reaffirms Tillich as a major figure in today's theological landscape.

Contents

Notes on contributors; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Chronology; Preface Russell Re Manning; Part I. Standing Within the Theological Circle: 1. Tillich's life and works Werner Schüßler; 2. Tillich as systematic theologian Oswald Bayer; 3. Tillich on God Martin Leiner; 4. Tillich's Christology Anne Marie Reijnen; 5. Tillich's theology of the Concrete Spirit Frederick J. Parrella; 6. Faith (and religion) Mary Ann Stenger; 7. 'First, read my sermons!' Tillich as preacher Erdmann Sturm; Part II. Theology and Culture: 8. Tillich's analysis of the spiritual situation of his time(s) Jean Richard; 9. Theology of culture and its future William Schweiker; 10. Tillich's theology of art Russell Re Manning; 11. Tillich's philosophy Christian Danz; 12. Tillich's ethics: between politics and ontology Mark Lewis Taylor; 13. On the boundary of Utopia and politics Ronald H. Stone; Part III. Tillich in Dialogue: 14. Tillich in dialogue with the natural sciences John F. Haught; 15. Tillich in dialogue with psychology John Dourley; 16. Tillich in dialogue with Japanese Buddhism: a paradigmatic illustration of his approach to inter-religious conversation Marc Boss; 17. Tillich and feminism Rachel Sophia Baard; 18. Tillich and the postmodern John Thatamanil; Bibliography; Index.

Contributors

Russell Re Manning, Werner Schüßler, Oswald Bayer, Martin Leiner, Anne Marie Reijnen, Frederick J. Parrella, Mary Ann Stenger, Erdmann Sturm, Jean Richard, William Schweiker, Christian Danz, Mark Lewis Taylor, Ronald H. Stone, John F. Haught, John Dourley, Marc Boss, Rachel Sophia Baard, John Thatamanil

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