The New Being

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These twenty-three meditations on key passages from the Bible were originally delivered as addresses at colleges and universities. They are short, powerful, and persuasive examinations of the effect of God’s love on the life of the believer and the challenges of living the New Creation—“the infinite passion of every human being.” Tillich scholar Mary Ann Stenger provides a new introduction for this edition.
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These twenty-three meditations on key passages from the Bible were originally delivered as addresses at colleges and universities. They are short, powerful, and persuasive examinations of the effect of God’s love on the life of the believer and the challenges of living the New Creation—“the infinite passion of every human being.” Tillich scholar Mary Ann Stenger provides a new introduction for this edition.
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Editorial Reviews

Christian Centruy
“This is great evangelical Protestant Christian preaching, all of it. Controversial, happily, but never commonplace and always colorful, compelling.”—Christian Century
New York Times Book Review
“These addresses combine enormous learning, simply presented, with a profound awareness of the ‘existential situation’ of modern man, especially in the Western world. They are based on a deep Christian faith, but they present that faith in a new and compelling idiom. They will repay reading and rereading.”—New York Times Book Review
Booklist
“Although he has earned a reputation as a profound theologian, the author demonstrates in this small collection of sermons his ability to simplify the Christian message for the common reader.”—Booklist
Library Journal
Protestant theologian Tillich here offers 23 meditations on key Bible passages. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803294585
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2005
  • Pages: 179
  • Sales rank: 795,050
  • Product dimensions: 0.46 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 8.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Tillich (1886–1965) was born in Germany, the son of a Lutheran pastor. After earning a doctorate in philosophy, he was ordained in the Lutheran church and served as an army chaplain in the First World War. He is widely regarded as the leading Protestant theologian of the twentieth century. Mary Ann Stenger is an associate professor of humanities studies at the University of Louisville and the coauthor of Dialogues of Paul Tillich.
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Table of Contents

1 "To whom much is forgiven ..." 3
2 The new being 15
3 The power of love 25
4 The golden rule 30
5 On healing I 34
On healing II 42
6 Holy waste 46
7 Principalities and powers 50
8 "What is truth?" 63
9 Faith and uncertainty 75
10 "By what authority?" 79
11 Has the Messiah come? 92
12 "He who believes in me ..." 97
13 Yes and no 101
14 "Who are my mother and brothers ...?" 105
15 "All is yours" 110
16 "Is there any word from the Lord?" 114
17 Seeing and hearing 125
18 The paradox of prayer 135
19 The meaning of joy 141
20 Our ultimate concern 152
21 The right time 161
22 Love is stronger than death 170
23 Universal salvation 175
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  • Posted August 30, 2009

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    Tillich masterfully applies both psychology and theology

    Not being a student of theology, it was not until recently that I stumbled upon Tillich. David Richo quoted Tillich in a chapter heading in his book "Five Things you Cannot Change." I was so touched by the clarity and insight of the quote I have read and added several of Tillich's books to my library.

    In his book The New Being I found Tillich was able to integrate psychology and Theology into a beautiful tapestry of knowledge. I gained insights on my own beliefs and values which has led to a life more at peace.

    I do not have a strong belief in Christianity and sometimes wonder if I am more atheistic than any other set belief system and yet this book still weaved its way into my mind and left a lasting impression.

    I suggest this book to those that have a basic foundation in psychology and exposure to theology. For the beginning reader in either field it may not have as much impact.

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  • Posted December 24, 2010

    Thought Provoking

    As a Lutheran and Existential Psychologist, I found Tillich's collection of meditations both thought provoking and indirectly an appropriate response to Nietzche's criticisms of Christianity in "Will to Power." Tillich is a profound existential thinker that is true to the clear message that salvation is received by Grace alone, through Faith alone.

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