The Cambridge Companion to Paul Tillich

The Cambridge Companion to Paul Tillich

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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.show more

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Notes on contributors; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Chronology; Preface Russell Re Manning; Part I. Standing Within the Theological Circle: 1. Tillich's life and works Werner Schussler; 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.show more

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'[This] addition to the Cambridge Companion series provides a broad, insightful introduction to the theology of Paul Tillich ... It is well orchestrated by the editor; its articles do a particularly good job at representing the complex and wide-ranging nature of Tillich's scholarship. One can manage the material handily, quickly using it to create inroads for further research related to any number of topics.' The Heythrop Journalshow more

About Dr. Russell Re Manning

Russell Re Manning is University Lecturer in Philosophy of Religion at the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge and Fellow of St Edmund's College, Cambridge. He is author of Theology at the End of Culture: Paul Tillich's Theology of Culture and Art (2005).show more

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