Theologians: A Man of Ultimate Concern

"Death," Paul Tillich once wrote, ''has become powerful in our time, in individual human beings, in families, in nations . . . But death is given no power over love. Love is stronger. It creates something new out of the destruction caused by death." This message of love is hardly original; it is as old as Christianity—and older. But Tillich asserted it in new ways that were particularly meaningful to his age. He considered himself a Christian theologian; because he was so unorthodox, some preferred to think of him as a philosopher....

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