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Retrieving the Radical Tillich

His Legacy and Contemporary Importance

  • Editors
  • Russell Re Manning
Book

Part of the Radical Theologies book series (RADT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Russell Re Manning
      Pages 1-19
  3. Tillich’s Radical Legacy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Thomas J. J. Altizer
      Pages 23-29
    3. Daniel J. Peterson
      Pages 31-46
    4. Richard Grigg
      Pages 47-64
    5. Christopher D. Rodkey
      Pages 65-80
    6. Christopher Craig Brittain
      Pages 81-98
    7. Matthew Lon Weaver
      Pages 99-110
  4. Tillich and Contemporary Radical Theologies

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 249-274

About this book

Introduction

Paul Tillich is best known today as a theologian of mediation. Many have come to view him as an out-of-date thinker a safe exemplar of a mid-twentieth-century theological liberalism. The way he has come to be viewed contrasts sharply with the current theological landscape one dominated by the notion of radicality. In this collection, Russell Re Manning breaks with the widespread opinion of Tillich as 'safe' and dated. Retrieving the Radical Tillich depicts the thinker as a radical theologian, strongly marked but never fully determined by the urgent critical demands of his time. From the crisis of a German cultural and religious life after the First World War, to the new realities of religious pluralism, Tillich's theological responses were always profoundly ambivalent, impure and disruptive, asserts Re Manning. The Tillich that is outlined and analyzed by this collection is never merely correlative. Far from the dominant image of the theologian as a liberal accommodationist, Re Manning reintroduces the troubled and troubling figure of the radical Tillich.

Keywords

god philosophy theology Tillich Christianity

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