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Paul Tillich

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Neurosis is the way of avoiding non-being by avoiding being.

— Paul Tillich

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We can speak without voice to the trees and the clouds and the waves of the sea. Without words they respond through the rustling of leaves and the moving of clouds and the murmuring of the sea.

— Paul Tillich

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Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone.

— Paul Tillich

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Man's ultimate concern must be expressed symbolically, because symbolic language alone is able to express the ultimate.

— Paul Tillich

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The first duty of love is to listen.

— Paul Tillich

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Faith consists in being vitally concerned with that ultimate reality to which I give the symbolical name of God. Whoever reflects earnestly on the meaning of life is on the verge of an act of faith.

— Paul Tillich

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Being religious means asking passionately the question of the meaning of our existence and being willing to receive answers, even if the answers hurt.

— Paul Tillich

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Doubt is not the opposite of faith; it is one element of faith.

— Paul Tillich

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He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.

— Paul Tillich

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Boredom is rage spread thin.

— 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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