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Tillich, Paul
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In the first chapter of the book, Tillich identifies courage with being, an idea that is assumed and explored throughout the remainder of the text. What is at stake for Tillich in this juxtaposition? Why is the correlation of being and courage necessary for Tillich’s larger argument?

This question asks readers to consider the author’s methodological commitments and to both examine how they support his larger argument as well as why the author has chosen this particular approach.

Tillich discusses both anxiety and despair as the counterparts to being and courage. What are the main forms of anxiety he discusses, and why does he claim that despair is primary obstacle to the courage to be? What do the definitions he puts forward here mean for the solutions he offers in the second half of his argument?

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