Theology of Culture
ISBN: 0195007115
EAN13: 9780195007114
Language: English
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback
Book Overview
Theology of Culture draws together fifteen of Dr. Tillich's finest essays, in which a diversity of contemporary attitudes and problems is brought within the wide scope of his philosophy. His classic essay, The Two Types of Philosophy of Religion, is included here as a focal arguement for closing the fateful gap between religion and culture, thus reconciling concerns which are not strange to each other. Dr. Tillich consequently shows the religious dimension in many special spheres of man's cultural activity by discussing religion in relation to art, Existentialism, psychoanalysis, science, and education. He also argues against spiritual and intellectual provincialism by comparing the cultures of Europe and Americal, America and Russia, and the philosophies of Protestantism and Judaism. To those already familiar with Dr.Tillich's writings, this book makes available a selection of his previously scattered esays. For those who are reading his book for the first time, this book brings together the grand motifs of the thought of a great theologian and philosopher.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover Theology of Culture draws together fifteen of Dr. Tillich's finest essays, in which a diversity of contemporary attitudes and problems is brought within the wide scope of his philosophy. His classic essay, 'The Two Types of Philosophy of Religion, ' is included here as a focal argument for closing 'the fateful gap between religion and culture, thus reconciling concerns which are not strange to each other, but have been estranged from each other.' This book makes available a selection of his previously scattered essays. For first time readers, this book brings together the grand motifs of the thought of a great theologian and philosopher.