The Courage to Be (Tillich) Setting & Symbolism

Tillich, Paul
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Starosiedle, Poland

Starosiedle, Poland is Paul Tillich’s hometown. He was born there in late summer 1886 when the village was still a part of Germany prior to World War II. Tillich lived with his family until 1898 when he was sent to Königsberg in der Neumark (now also a part of Poland) for schooling. Two years later, in 1900, Tillich moved with his family to Berlin for his father’s work and additional schooling. Starosiedle remained a part of Germany’s eastern territories until the middle of the twentieth century.

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois is a major American city located in the Midwest. Tillich moved there with his family in 1962 following appointments at both Columbia University and Harvard University. He was given a position at the University of Chicago, where he wrote the third and final volume of his systematic theology, his magnum opus. He remained a professor of...

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