Fireman or Arsonist?
Why do you suggest that Paul Tillich's vacuities are in any sense "A Theology for Protestants?" [TIME, March 16]. Theologians have often noted that Tillich's philosophical system has affinities with the ancient Docetic heresy, which was roundly condemned by the church.
Theologian J. Marcellus Kik recently wrote a parody on Tillich and Bultmann entitled "The King's Existential Garments"with apologies to Hans Christian Andersen.
(THE REV.) JAMES G. MANZ First Saint Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church Chicago
Sometimes we wonder if these existentialists are firemen or arsonists!
Apparently, Christianity is lost if it must use Theologian Tillich's philosophy to support it.
WILLIAM F. BURKE JR. Founder...