"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.
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A new book by Dr. Paul Tillich, now Professor at the Harvard Divinity School, is an event widely welcomed by an ever increasing number of serious thinkers, Christian and otherwise, who recognize him as one of the master minds of our age. Theology of Culture is a collection of lectures and essays in which Tillich's immense wisdom ranges far as he discusses the religious dimension in many special spheres of man's cultural activity. "This discussion", he reminds his reader, "is never absent in cultural creations even if they show no relation to religion in the narrower sense of the word." Here the reader gets glimpses of the theological basis for the analysis of our time which Tillich has constructed during the past thirty years, but also the especially acute diagnosis which he makes of this anxious world in which we live, and he marvels at Tillich's wide-ranging concern for all that touches human life, - politics, sociology, the arts and,- though not especially, religion. No reader will find the book easy-going, but he is likely to return to it more than once to reexamine its brilliance in the light of his own increasing experience. (Kirkus Reviews)
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