The Irrelevance and Relevance of the Christian Message

The Irrelevance and Relevance of the Christian Message

by Paul Tillich
     
 

'The Irrelevance and Relevance of the Christian Message' is a transcript of Paul Tillich's 1963 Earl Lectures at the Graduate Theological Union. Delivered just two years before his death, these lectures present Tillich's heartfelt and deeply personal understanding of the relevance of Christian preaching and Christian theology.

Why, Tillich asks, has the Christian

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'The Irrelevance and Relevance of the Christian Message' is a transcript of Paul Tillich's 1963 Earl Lectures at the Graduate Theological Union. Delivered just two years before his death, these lectures present Tillich's heartfelt and deeply personal understanding of the relevance of Christian preaching and Christian theology.

Why, Tillich asks, has the Christian message become seemingly irrelevant to contemporary society? Is the gospel able to give answers to the questions raised by the existentialist analysis of the human predicament? Yes, he answers — but in order to do so Christian teaching and preaching need to undergo dramatic renewal, the root of which requires an affirmation of love as central to Christian identity. Further, we need to recognize that this task is not limited to preachers and theologians; all of us together are responsible for the irrelevance or the relevance of the gospel in our time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556352119
Publisher:
Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date:
02/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
104
Sales rank:
1,437,204
Product dimensions:
(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
The Irrelevance and Relevance of the Christian Message for Humanity Today1
1The Avowed Irrelevance of Christian Preaching to the Contemporary World5
2The Nature of Present-Day Thought: Its Strangeness to Traditional Christianity23
3The Revolt against the Modern Mind: The Relevance of the Christian Message in Spite of Its Irrelevance43
Notes65
Index69

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