Paul Tillich

German-American theologian and philosopher

1886   -   1965

country of citizenship: Germany, United States of America
educated at: Frederick William University, University of Tübingen
occupation: theologian, philosopher, university teacher
award received: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, Knight Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, Goethe Plaque of the City of Frankfurt

Paul Johannes Tillich (August 20, 1886 – October 22, 1965) was a German-American Christian existentialist philosopher and Lutheran Protestant theologian who is widely regarded as one of the most influential theologians of the twentieth century.Among the general public, he is best known for his works The Courage to Be (1952) and Dynamics of Faith (1957), which introduced issues of theology and modern culture to a general readership. In academic theology, he is best known for his major three-volume work Systematic Theology (1951–63) in which he developed his "method of correlation", an approach of exploring the symbols of Christian revelation as answers to the problems of human existence raised by contemporary existential philosophical analysis.
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