Returning to Tillich: Theology and Legacy in Transition

Returning to Tillich: Theology and Legacy in Transition

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Overview

Fifty years after his death in 1965 the essays in this collection return to Paul Tillich to investigate his theology and its legacy, with a focus on contemporary British scholarship. Originating in a conference held in Oxford in 2014, the book contains 16 original contributions from a mixture of junior and more established scholars, most of whom have a connection to Britain.

The contributions are diverse, but four themes emerge throughout the volume. Several essays are concerning with a characterisation of Tillich's theology. In dialogue with recent emphases on the radical Tillich, some essays suggest a more conservative estimation of Tillich's theology, rooted in the Idealist and classical Christian platonic traditions, whilst in constant engagement with changing existential situations.

Secondly, and perhaps reflecting the context of religious diversity and theories of religious pluralism in Britain, many essays engage Tillich's approach to non-Christian religions. Thirdly, some essays address the importance of existentialist philosophy for Tillich, notably via an engagement with Sartre. Finally, a number of essays take up the diagnostic potential of Tillich's theology as a resource for engaging contemporary challenges.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783110532852
Publisher: De Gruyter
Publication date: 12/04/2017
Series: Tillich Research Series , #13
Pages: 236
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Russell Re Manning, Universität Bath, Großbritannien und Samuel Shearn, Universität Oxford, Großbritannien.

Table of Contents

Abbreviations ix

Acknowledgements xi

Foreword Werner G Jeanrond xiii

Introduction: Returning to Tillich Russell Re Manning Samuel Shearn 1

Chapter 1 Which Kant? Whose Idealism? Paul Tillich's Philosophical Training Reappraised Marc Boss 13

Chapter 2 Tillich and Participation Douglas Hedley 31

Chapter 3 Compromised Correlation? Experience in Paul Tillich's Concept of Correlation Marijn de Jong Ulrich Schmiedel 41

Chapter 4 Tillich's Account of Love. Re-visiting Self-less Love Julia Meszaros 53

Chapter 5 Kairos, History, and Religion. Some Insights on Tillich's Understanding of Revelation in Dialogue with Karl Barth Sven Ensminger 63

Chapter 6 Answering Sartre. Paul Tillich and the 'Socrates of Nothingness' Kate Kirkpatrick 73

Chapter 7 Is Green the Colour of our Redemption? Anne-Marie Reijnen 87

Chapter 8 Tillich for Today's Church. Self-critique, Self-transcendence, and the New Reality Andrew O'Neill 97

Chapter 9 The Sacred Art of Teaching. Paul Tillich on Place, Boundary, and Pedagogy Matthew Lon Weaver 105

Chapter 10 Paul Tillich, Salvation, and Big, Unnecessary, Crazy, Travel Adventure Alexander T. Blondeau 113

Chapter 11 "One can distinguish two ways of approaching God: the way of overcoming estrangement and the way of meeting a stranger." Paul Tillich's Engagement with Buddhism Reinhold Bernhardt 125

Chapter 12 Two Forms of Dialectic within Tillich's History of Religion Robert E. Meditz 141

Chapter 13 Schleiermacher and Tillich on Judaism: A Structural Comparison Gorazd Andrejc 151

Chapter 14 Paul Tillich, Being Itself, and the Structure of Vedantic Panentheism Ankur Barua 163

Chapter 15 Paul Tillich and the 'Dark Night of Faith' as Mystical Experience Stefan S. Jaeger 175

Epilogue: A Dinner Speech: Tillich in Transition Christoph Schwoebel 187

Contributors' Details 201

Bibliography 205

Index 217

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