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Paul Tillich

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Doubt isn't the opposite of faith; it is an element of faith.

— Paul Tillich

#faith #inspiration #religion #faith

Language ... has created the word 'loneliness' to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word 'solitude' to express the glory of being alone.

— Paul Tillich

#independence #language #loneliness #pain #paradox

Sometimes I think it is my mission to bring faith to the faithless, and doubt to the faithful.

— Paul Tillich

#existentialism #faith #faith

The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.

— Paul Tillich

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man is free, in so far as he has the power of contradicting himself and his essential nature. Man is free even from his freedom; that is, he can surrender his humanity

— Paul Tillich

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Faith as the state of being ultimately concerned implies love, namely, the desire and urge toward the reunion of the seperated.

— Paul Tillich

#love #faith

...history has shown that the most terrible crimes against love have been committed in the name of fanatically defended doctrines.

— Paul Tillich

#fanaticism #love #faith

The separation of faith and love is always a consequence of a deterioration of religion.

— Paul Tillich

#love #religion #faith

Reason is the presupposition of faith, and faith is the fulfillment of reason.

— Paul Tillich

#faith #reason #religion #faith

Man is able to decide for or against reason, he is able to create beyond reason or to destroy below reason

— Paul Tillich


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It is the most centered act of the human mind. It is tempting to conflate revelation with the norm but we must keep in mind that revelation (whether original or dependent) is not an element of the structure of systematic theology per se but an event. This is because the Christian message claims a priori that the logos “who became flesh” is also the universal logos of the Greeks.

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. 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. Paul Johannes Tillich (August 20 1886 – October 22 1965) was a German-American Christian existentialist philosopher and theologian.

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