Love, Power, and Justice: Ontological Analysis and Ethical Applications / Edition 1

Love, Power, and Justice: Ontological Analysis and Ethical Applications / Edition 1

by Paul Tillich
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195002229

ISBN-13: 9780195002225

Pub. Date: 12/28/1960

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book presents Paul Tillich at his very best—brief, clear, stimulating, provocative. Speaking with understanding and force, he makes a basic analysis of love, power, and justice, all concepts fundamental in the mutual relations of people, of social groups, and of humankind to God. His concern is to penetrate to the essential, or ontological foundation of

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This book presents Paul Tillich at his very best—brief, clear, stimulating, provocative. Speaking with understanding and force, he makes a basic analysis of love, power, and justice, all concepts fundamental in the mutual relations of people, of social groups, and of humankind to God. His concern is to penetrate to the essential, or ontological foundation of the meaning of each of these words and thus save them from the vague talk, idealism, cynicism, and sentimentality with which they are usually treated. The basic unity of love, power, and justice is affirmed and described in terms that are fresh and compelling.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195002225
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/28/1960
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
618,871
Product dimensions:
7.94(w) x 5.38(h) x 0.34(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
IProblems, Confusions, Method1
Intrinsic problems of love, power, and justice1
Relational problems of love, power, and justice11
IIBeing and Love18
The ontological question18
An ontology of love24
IIIBeing and Power35
Being as the power of being35
A phenomenology of power41
Power and compulsion45
The ontological unity of love and power48
IVBeing and Justice54
Justice as the form of being54
Principles of justice57
Levels of justice62
The ontological unity of justice, power, and love67
VThe Unity of Justice, Love, and Power in Personal Relations72
Ontology and ethics72
Justice in personal encounters78
The unity of justice and love in personal encounters82
The unity of justice and power in personal encounters87
VIThe Unity of Power, Justice, and Love in Group Relations91
Structures of power in nature and society91
Power, justice, and love in the encounter of social groups99
VIIThe Unity of Love, Power, and Justice in the Ultimate Relation107
God as the source of love, power, and justice109
Love, power, and justice in the holy community115
Index127

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