Paul Tillich

Paul Johannes Tillich (August 20, 1886 – October 22, 1965) was a German American Christian existentialist philosopher and Lutheran theologian who is widely regarded as one of the most influential theologians of the twentieth 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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Paul Tillich Quotes

Paul Tillich #Alone

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 #Alone

Our language has wisely sensed the two sides of being alone. It 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 #Alone

Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone.
Paul Tillich #Alone

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

The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.
Paul Tillich #Courage

Decision is a risk rooted in the courage of being free.
Paul Tillich #Faith

Doubt is not the opposite of faith it is one element of faith.
Paul Tillich #Faith

Faith is an act of a finite being who is grasped by, and turned to, the infinite.
Paul Tillich #Faith

Faith is the state of being ultimately concerned.
Paul Tillich #Hope

I hope for the day when everyone can speak again of God without embarrassment.
Paul Tillich #Love

The first duty of love is to listen.
Paul Tillich #Courage

The courage to be is rooted in the God who appears when God has disappeared in the anxiety of doubt.
Paul Tillich #Faith #God

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 #Religion

Religion is the state of being grasped by an ultimate concern, a concern which qualifies all other concerns as preliminary and which itself contains the answer to the question of a meaning of our life.
Paul Tillich #Failure

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