Important People in The Courage to Be (Tillich)

Tillich, Paul
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Paul Tillich (the author)

Paul Tillich was a German existentialist philosopher and Lutheran theologian. He was born in 1886 in Starosiedle, a small providence of Brandenburg, which was then a German territory and is now part of modern-day Poland. He studied at several universities during the early 1900s, including the University of Berlin and the University of Tubingen. He received a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Breslau in 1911 and an equivalent degree in theology a year later. He is best known for his three-volume systematic theology, first published in the 1960s, as well as several important works intended for a more popular audience, including the present book. In 1933 he was dismissed from his appointment when Adolf Hitler became the German chancellor. He then emigrated to the U.S. where became a prominent public intellectual, holding positions at Columbia University, Union Theological Seminary, Harvard Divinity School, and the...

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