Paul Johannes Tillich (August 20, 1886 – October 22, 1965) was a German-American Christian existentialist philosopher and theologian. Tillich is widely regarded as one of the most influential theologians of the 20th century. Among the general public, he is best known for his works The Courage to Be (1952) and Dynamics of Faith (1957), which introduced issues of theology and modern culture to a general readership. Theologically, he is best known for his major three-volume work Systematic Theology (1951–63), in which he developed his "method of correlation", an approach of exploring the symbols of Christian revelation as answers to the problems of human existence raised by contemporary existential philosophical analysis.
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... His Mdiv thesis was done there on Paul Tillich’s Concept of God as the Ground of Being ... Richard Niebuhr and Paul Tillich ... through a flirtation with neo-orthodoxy to a more serious wrestling with Paul Tillich and finally to a Religious Naturalism shaped by Henry Nelson Wieman, Bernard Meland and John Dewey ...
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... Paul Tillich argued that while signs are invented and forgotten, symbols are born and die ... For Tillich, a symbol always "points beyond itself" to something that is unquantifiable and mysterious ...
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