Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion

2014 Edition
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Tillich, Paul

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6086-2_9235

Tillich’s German Years (1886–1933)

Paul Johannes Tillich (1886–1965), a Protestant Christian theologian and philosopher of religion, was born in the village of Starzeddel, East Prussia, a province of the German Empire where his father, Johannes Oskar Tillich (1857–1937), was a conservative Lutheran minister and church administrator. In 1900, Tillich and two younger sisters, Johanna Marie (1891–1920) and Elisabeth (b. 1893), moved with their parents to Berlin, the city where their father was born and educated. Their mother, Mathilde Düselen Tillich (b. 1860), died in 1903.

After studying Greek and Latin at humanist Gymnasienin Königsburg and Berlin, Tillich pursued theological studies at the University of Berlin (1904), the University of Tübingen (1905), and the University of Halle (1905–1907). He completed his Doctor of Philosophy degree with a dissertation on philosophy of religion and Friedrich Schelling (1775–1854) at the University of Breslau in 1911. Tillich earned his...

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  1. 1.Sofia UniversityPalo AltoUSA