Friday, April 6, 2012

Paul Tillich

Paul Johannes Tillich (1886 – 1965) was a German-American theologian and Christian existentialist philosopher. Tillich was one of the most influential Protestant theologians of the 20th century. His best known books are The Courage to Be (1952), Dynamics of Faith (1957), and three-volume work Systematic Theology (1951–63).  

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

Doubt is not the opposite of faith; it is one element of faith.
Faith is the state of being ultimately concerned.
He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.
The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.
There is no love which does not become help.

The Christ is God-for-us! But God is not only for us, [God] is for everything created.

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