The Eternal Now

PrefaceThe Human Predicament Loneliness Solitude Forgetting Being Forgotten The Riddle Of Inequality The Good That I Will, I Do Not Heal The Sick, Cast Out The Demons Man EarthThe Divine Reality Spiritual Presence The Divine Name God S Pursuit Of Man Salvation The Eternal NowThe Challenge To Man Do Not Be Conformed Be Strong In Thinking Be Mature On Wisdom In Everything Given ThanksThe Eternal Now

Paul Tillich was a German American theologian and Christian existentialist philosopher Tillich was along with his contemporaries Rudolf Bultmann Germany , Karl Barth Switzerland , and Reinhold Niebuhr United States one of the four most influential Protestant theologians of the 20th century Among the general populace, he is best known for his works The Courage to Be 1952 and Dynamics of

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  • Paperback
  • The Eternal Now
  • Paul Tillich
  • English
  • 09 October 2019
  • 9780684719078

10 thoughts on “The Eternal Now

  1. says:

    Quid ergo amo cum deum meum amo Sermone sostantivo maschile.1 Discorso di argomento sacro, orazione, omelia 2 Discorso noioso e lungo, paternale, ammonizione.L ultima volta che sono stata a messa le due accezioni di sermone si sono sovrapposte, inverando uno sconfortante luogo comune il prete ha scambiato l omelia per una paternale, ha reso il sacro un ammonizione Contro che, stavolta, acconsentito che per quanto justus tutti e tutte siamo peccator e forse un sermone di tanto in tanto male non ci fa No, non erano i nostri umani troppo umani mali, radice sola dei quali il rifiuto dell agape , ma il marxismo e il gender E io l , testa china, occhi spenti, mani inquiete, incerta se ridere o piangere prima ho riso, infine ho pianto , a chiedermi come pu un essere che si dice innamorato di dio offendere dio a tal punto a chiedermi come la risposta di costui alla radicale domanda di Agostino Cosa amo quando amo il mio dio si possa distanziare cosi tanto dalla mia a chiedermi dove io potessi trovare, in quel luogo, una eco, una risonanza, un incarnazione del mio cercare ostinatamente dio proprio laddove i suoi declamatori pi zelanti, come lui, giocando i meschini giochi del mondo, dicono ci stia il diavolo ovvero in quei messianesimi di giustizia universale che sono la lotta di classe e quell...

  2. says:

    Startling, terrifying, amazing Tillich is to Christian theology what a small, ancient Chinese master is to judo He takes one sentence of Scripture and flexes it, twists it, exerts pressure on its most critical angle, and slams you down on the mat with it, your head spinning and all the stars and blinding rush of...

  3. says:

    I was glad to find this at a used book sale so I could read through it fully This is a spiritual read Chp 6 Man and earth is ahead of its time written in 60 s man s relation to the earth and the universe will, for a long time, become the point of p...

  4. says:

    An excellent example of a honest, daring, compassionate Christian thought No difficult question is avoided, the language is incisive, analytical and rich without being ornate People no longer think with such brilliance nowadays

  5. says:

    Think that the eternal might not just mean forever and ever This guy really means it.

  6. says:

    In The Eternal Now, Paul Tillich s intent is to answer a variety of questions that are concomitant with Ontology and Theology It is written in a direct style that is free of the characteristic rhetorical frills of many religious works Make no mistake Tillich is a sincerely religious man who frames his philosophical thinking in the Weltanschauung of Christianity Nonetheless, in Tillich s mode of existentialist manifestation, ideation of being and Being saturates the mundane milieu of religion.

    Throughout the pages, Tillich provides an alternative ontological examination of the necessity in a belief of the Ultimate The emblematic apologetic approach, as articulated in the works of Anselm of Canterbury, William of Ockham and Duns Scotus is destabilized by Tillich s radical exposition that If God is being viz., the highest being in itself then God cannot be the Creator Consequently, God must be understood as the ground of Being Itself This analysis shoul...

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    Full disclosure Prior to reading this I would ve boldly declared my disdain for Tillich Having a BA in Religion, I read Tillich 15 yeas ago when my theology was much conservative and found him mushy at best The Eternal Now did not change my opinion initially Tillich is verbose and heady, his theology much in the clouds than it is on the ground He uses the third person and makes assumptions about the human experience that are not always accurate, nor does he justify or cite them In essence, it seems he is projecting his experience onto the rest of us At some points, in spite of his headiness, he touches on some truths in a new and enlivening way For example, in one sermon Tillich expounds on the word sin He discusses how sin in its current understanding is a distortion from the original intent to the word Rather than sin being something humans do, sin was originally intended as a force that drives humans He d...

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    The great thing about reading Paul Tillich is that one can choose between two very distinct types of material There is first the dense technical writing one can find in his Systematic Theology In these volumes, the reader is treated to a comprehensive review of the development of existential philosophy and then is guided masterfully through how those ideas relate to the Christian faith These volumes are challenging, and much is demanded in terms of exertion on the reader s part Then on the other hand, there are his sermon collections such as The New Being and this book, The Eternal Now The density and structure gives way to a much relaxed type of reading The change of pace is very welcome to someone who has wrestled through his systematic theology It s nice to put the notebook away and just readbut I think most people will end up jotting down quotes The insightful gems keep coming one after the other in this book Tillich behind the pulpit is considerably different from Tillich at his study desk, but that doesn t mean this is watered down material The major tenets of his system still shine through What I like about his style of sermon writing is that he constantly pushes for a dynamic faith which challenges boundaries Too many times, faith is thought of as a passive quality, one that is based almo...

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    Paul Tillich is one of those theologians I ve seen mentioned and quoted here and there by other theologians I respect, and now I know why While I don t think they re all equally successful, this book of sermons is a wonderful picture of, well, I don t know what to call it, really Deep Christianity The one on The Riddle of Inequality was especially moving, telling me something about the Cross I d never heard before It is the greatness and heart of the Christian message that God, as manifest in the Christ on the Cross, totally participates in the dying of a child, in the condemnation of the criminal, in the disintegration of a mind, in starvation and famine, and even in the human rejection of Himself There is no human condition into which the divine presence does not penetrate p 46 He speaks to Christians and no...

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    These sermons won t preach now way too much deep theology for post moderns But I sure appreciated them when I was in seminary Read this book again Still love everything Tillich has written that I ve read His Christian existentialist approach to life speaks to my soul and there were many times I thought of Job, the book of the Bible I m currently reading, and how God helped Job find the courage to be in the face of a life of pain and absu...

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