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 Rediscovering Lambaréné

Ara Paul Barsam

in Reverence for Life: Albert Schweitzer's Great Contribution to Ethical Thought

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195329551
eISBN:
9780199870110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329551.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Contrary to the common view that reverence died in Lambaréné, modern theology, notably in its liberal Protestant and process forms, continues to be indebted to Schweitzer. In the telling confession ... More


The Pragmatic Role of Religious Studies

Amanda Porterfield

in The Transformation of American Religion: The Story of a Late-Twentieth-Century Awakening

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131376
eISBN:
9780199834570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195131371.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The academic study of religion in colleges and universities played an indirect but important role in the development of spirituality. Courses in religious studies proliferated in the context of the ... More


Paul Tillich, Seelsorger in America

Andrew S. Finstuen

in Original Sin and Everyday Protestants: The Theology of Reinhold Niebuhr, Billy Graham, and Paul Tillich in an Age of Anxiety

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807833360
eISBN:
9781469604572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898536_finstuen.10
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter describes an exceptionally moving letter received by Paul Tillich from a World War II veteran who had recently read “You Are Accepted,” Tillich's most famous sermon. In his two-page ... More


Visions, Revelations, and Courage in Joseph Smith

Douglas J. Davies

in Joseph Smith, Jr.: Reappraisals After Two Centuries

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195369786
eISBN:
9780199871292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369786.003.009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter applies the analytical insights of Paul Tillich and William Whyte to the revelatory production of Joseph Smith. These choices are intended to further the project of an interdisciplinary, ... More


The Alienation of the Living God

Paul S. Fiddes

in The Creative Suffering of God

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263470
eISBN:
9780191682568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263470.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter considers the second major route of thought to an encounter with the enemy of non-being — the argument from the nature of divine life. It asks whether there is any non-being spoken about ... More


Eros and Agape: Love in Paul Tillich

Julia T. Meszaros

in Selfless Love and Human Flourishing in Paul Tillich and Iris Murdoch

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198765868
eISBN:
9780191820502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198765868.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

Chapter 5 argues that, following his understanding of human selfhood, Tillich bases individual human flourishing on a selfless kind of love. This love involves the impetus of eros, which derives from ... More


Hegel’s Death of God Theodicy

Robert R. Williams

in Tragedy, Recognition, and the Death of God: Studies in Hegel and Nietzsche

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199656059
eISBN:
9780191744846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656059.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

If the moral God is dead, what sort of theodicy is possible? Errol Harris and Iwan Iljin offer divergent accounts of Hegel’s theodicy, neither of which adequately captures Hegel’s thought. Harris ... More


A Participatory Individual: The Self in Paul Tillich

Julia T. Meszaros

in Selfless Love and Human Flourishing in Paul Tillich and Iris Murdoch

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198765868
eISBN:
9780191820502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198765868.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

Chapter 4 examines Tillich’s account of the human self, and considers how this manifests both his agreement with, and his departure from, Sartre. On the one hand, Tillich recognizes and affirms a ... More


Paul Tillich and the Possibility of Revelation through Film

Jonathan Brant

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199639342
eISBN:
9780191738098
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639342.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Theology

This monograph considers the possibility of religious revelation through film. It begins with a reading of Paul Tillich’s theology of revelation through culture and continues with the design and ... More


Metaphor and Analogy

Keith Ward

in Religion and Creation

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263937
eISBN:
9780191682681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263937.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology, World Religions

Many metaphors can be used to help the mind to create images of God which inspire devotion and a practical response. But it is not the case that all talk of God must be metaphorical or symbolic. Even ... More


Integrating In-Spite-Of

Kevin W. Hector

in The Theological Project of Modernism: Faith and the Conditions of Mineness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198722649
eISBN:
9780191789342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722649.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines Tillich’s claims (a) that an integrated self-relationship depends upon one’s standing in a certain world-relationship; (b) that, due to our estrangement from God, the latter ... More


Christian Faith and the Protestant Principle

Madhuri M. Yadlapati

in Against Dogmatism: Dwelling in Faith and Doubt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037948
eISBN:
9780252095207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037948.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter takes a closer look at three figures whose discussions of faith are among the most influential in twentieth-century Christian theology. Two, Paul Tillich and Karl Barth, are ... More


Original Sin and Everyday Protestants: The Theology of Reinhold Niebuhr, Billy Graham, and Paul Tillich in an Age of Anxiety

Andrew S. Finstuen

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807833360
eISBN:
9781469604572
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898536_finstuen
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

In the years following World War II, American Protestantism experienced tremendous growth, but conventional wisdom holds that midcentury Protestants practiced an optimistic, progressive, complacent, ... More


God’s Vitality: Creative Tension and the Abyss of Différance within the Divine Life

Eric Trozzo

in Divine Multiplicity: Trinities, Diversities, and the Nature of Relation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823253951
eISBN:
9780823260980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253951.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter attempts to render diversity in such a way that avoids transcending and encompassing difference and multiplicity in a concept of a final unifying coherence. It focuses on the ... More


Anthropologies of the Spiritual Body

Pamela E. Klassen

in Spirits of Protestantism: Medicine, Healing, and Liberal Christianity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520244283
eISBN:
9780520950443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244283.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines what constituted a liberal Protestant anthropology of the spiritual body. It explains that events of sickness and healing were experiences in which liberal Protestants contended ... More


Psychedelic Frontiers in Religion

William A. Richards and G. William Barnard

in Sacred Knowledge: Psychedelics and Religious Experiences

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231174060
eISBN:
9780231540919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174060.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Psychopharmacology

Underdeveloped areas of religious thought, Understanding prophets and prophecies, Decisions in Religious Life, Theological Circles, Martin Kaehler, Christ Archetype, Origin of Religions, Entheogens ... More


Selfless Love and Human Flourishing in Paul Tillich and Iris Murdoch

Julia T. Meszaros

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198765868
eISBN:
9780191820502
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198765868.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

In an age of self-affirmation and self-assertion, ‘selfless love’ often appears as a threat to the lover’s personal well-being. Such a perception jars with the Biblical promise that we gain our life ... More


Selfless Love Contested: Framing the Debate

Julia T. Meszaros

in Selfless Love and Human Flourishing in Paul Tillich and Iris Murdoch

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198765868
eISBN:
9780191820502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198765868.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

Chapter 1 outlines the modern opposition between selfless love and human flourishing. It argues that this has either construed selfless love as promoting powerlessness and oppression, or rejected the ... More


Conclusion

Andrew S. Finstuen

in Original Sin and Everyday Protestants: The Theology of Reinhold Niebuhr, Billy Graham, and Paul Tillich in an Age of Anxiety

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807833360
eISBN:
9781469604572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898536_finstuen.11
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book concludes by arguing that, without question, Reinhold Niebuhr, Billy Graham, and Paul Tillich drove the theological renascence discussed here. In addition to their talent, energy, and ... More


Recovering Selfless Love: Final Evaluations

Julia T. Meszaros

in Selfless Love and Human Flourishing in Paul Tillich and Iris Murdoch

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198765868
eISBN:
9780191820502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198765868.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

Chapter 8 provides brief summaries of the way in which Tillich and Murdoch integrate Sartre’s insights into the absence of a stable and autonomous self with a Christian emphasis on love’s primary ... More


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