The Courage to Be

by Paul Tillich (Author)
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The imminent philosopher and theologian examines religion in light of science and philosophy in modern society.

Originally published more than fifty years ago, The Courage to Be has become a classic of twentieth-century religious and philosophical thought. The great Christian existentialist thinker Paul Tillich describes the dilemma of modern man and points a way to the conquest of the prob-lem of anxiety. This edition includes a new introduction by Harvey Cox that situates the book within the theological conversation into which it first appeared and conveys its continued rele-vance in the current century.

“The brilliance, the wealth of illustration, and the aptness of personal application…make the reading of these chapters an exciting experience.”—W. Norman Pittenger, New York Times Book Review
“The essential character of courage, for Tillich, is “in spite of.” We must go on striving for freedom, justice, and our faith in spite of oppositions. In this age of late capitalism, globalization, and terrorism, we all need the virtue of courage as Harvey Cox admirably argues in the foreword.”—Nimi Wariboko, Andover Newton Theological School, Newton Centre, MA
"Tillich struggled with the existential question how we may overcome the demoralizing effects, on the individual and society, of our Age of Anxiety. In this, his most popular book, Tillich gives us his deeply thought answers, and Harvey Cox provides a helpful new introduction."—Gerald Holton, Harvard University


Publication date
October 01, 2008
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