Tillich, Paul Johannes (1886 - 1965)
Protestant theologian, and one of the foremost Christian thinkers of the
twentieth century. Because of his
dismissal by the Nazis in 1933, he migrated to the United States, where he spent
most of his career as a professor and prolific writer.
Unlike his former ally (and, later, opponent) Karl Barth, who spoke of
theology as being for the Churchs proclamation, Tillich spoke of his own
theology as mediating between the Christian message and contemporary culture.
For example, in his Systematic
Theology he translates God as the Ground of Being and the
object of our ultimate concern. By
utilizing philosophical concepts to correlate religious answers with our
existential questions, Tillich hoped to make the Christian faith more meaningful
for modern persons.
by: Marty Maddox/CTNS
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