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Religious Internationalism: War and Peace in the Thought of Paul Tillich

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Religious Internationalism assembles and assesses for the first time the ethics of war and peace in the writings of Paul Tillich. It sketches the evolution of Tillich's thought from the period of his service in the German Imperial Army through the time of the Cold War.

The work begins by analyzing Tillich's theological roots and his World War I chaplaincy sermons as the starting point for his thoughts on power and nationalism. Then, Religious Internationalism looks to his ...

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Overview

Religious Internationalism assembles and assesses for the first time the ethics of war and peace in the writings of Paul Tillich. It sketches the evolution of Tillich's thought from the period of his service in the German Imperial Army through the time of the Cold War.

The work begins by analyzing Tillich's theological roots and his World War I chaplaincy sermons as the starting point for his thoughts on power and nationalism. Then, Religious Internationalism looks to his postwar turn to socialist thought and his participation in religious socialism, fueling his cultural analyses and culminating in his forced emigration under Hitler.

Next, it probes the American interwar period, giving special attention to Tillich's self-described boundary perspective as well as the one treatise he wrote on religion and international affairs.

The book also examines his Voice of America speeches, written and broadcast into his former homeland during World War II.

Weaver next considers Tillich's message to his English-speaking audience of that period, emphasizing social and world reconstruction. The discussion continues by examining his vision of a path toward personhood in a bipolar world.

Finally, the book constructs Tillich's ethics of war and peace as an ethic of religious internationalism, suggesting adjustments intended to give it more universal significance.

The study concludes that Tillich's thought has provocative contributions to make to debates regarding civilizational conflict, economics and international justice, trade and globalization, the defense of unprotected minorities, and immigration policy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881461886
  • Publisher: Mercer University Press
  • Publication date: 11/10/2010
  • Series: Mercer Tillich Series
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Tillich as Religious Internationalist 9

Religion and Political Philosophy 10

Political Theory 10

Ethics 11

Theology of Culture 12

Religious Socialism 14

War and Nationalism 18

Interreligious Dialogue 20

Specific Social Issues 23

Religious Internationalism 26

Chapter 1 Prewar and World War I-Pious Nationalist 30

Introduction 30

Schelling and the Construction of the History of Religions 32

World War I Chaplaincy Sermons 35

Christian Piety: Matters of Doctrine and Practice 36

Soldierly Qualities 43

The Fatherland and Sacrifice 45

War, Peace, and Reconciliation 49

Power and Weakness 51

Sturm and MacLennan 54

Political-Theological Framework: Luther 57

Conclusion 62

Chapter 2 The Religious-Socialist Theologian of Culture 64

Introduction 64

Religious-Socialist Theologian of Culture 67

"On the Idea on a Theology of Culture" 68

Christianity and Socialism Lecture 70

Additional Core Concepts 72

Bridging the Sacred and the Secular 79

Faith and Realism 79

The Holy and the Profane 80

Christianity and Social Structure 82

Critical and Creative Protestantism 84

Culture in General-Politics in Particular 91

The Religious Situation 91

The Socialist Decision 95

Conclusion 104

Chapter 3 Forced Intellectual Émigré-American Interwar Period 107

Introduction 107

The Boundary Position 108

Interpreter of the German and European Situation 113

Europe and the United States 113

Downfall of Church and Country 115

The Future Relationship with the Jewish People 118

Religious Socialist Interpreter of History 119

History and the Kingdom of God 119

Church and State 124

Biblical Tradition and Marxism 127

Religion and World Politics 130

Introduction 131

The Concept of World 133

Religion and the Concept of World 139

Conclusion 142

Chapter 4 World War II-Tillich's Message to His Audience in Germany: The Voice of America Speeches 144

Introduction 144

Cultural Renewal 148

The German Cultural Inheritance 148

Nazism's Attack Upon Culture 152

Renovation of German Culture 159

Guilt 162

Freedom, Politics, and Resistance 167

Freedom and Politics 167

Resistance 171

Justice and Economics 175

Nationalism and World Community 180

Nationalism 180

World Community 186

Conclusion 189

Chapter 5 World War II-Tillich's Message to His Audience in the United States: Social Renewal and International Reconstruction 191

Introduction 191

Philosophy of History 191

General Comments 191

Cultural Disintegration 194

The Jewish People 198

Protestantism and Its Principle(s) 200

Postwar Reconstruction 208

The Religiously Socialistic Spirit 208

Social Renewal 211

The Religiously International Spirit 214

International Organization 219

Conclusion 223

Chapter 6 The Cold War: Venturing Courage in the Face of Historical Vacuum 225

Introduction 225

Vacuum and Estrangement 232

Historical Vacuum as a Result of Inner Disintegration 232

Human Anxiety in the Face of Estrangement from Human Essence 234

Bases for Hope and Healing 241

The Boundary Perspective 241

Utopia, Kairos, and Movement toward Reunion 244

Love, Power, and Justice 257

Venturing Courage 263

Conclusion 270

Chapter 7 Religious Internationalism: Ethics of War and Peace 272

Construction 272

Tillich's Ethics: Ethical Theory and Moral Act 272

Religious Internationalism Embraces Religion, Power, and History 277

Religious Internationalism Confronts Idolatry and Ideology 279

Religious Internationalism Practices Ethics and Justice from the Boundary 279

Critique 282

The Boundary: Boundary Theologian and Boundary Crosser 283

Culture and Meaning-Giving Substance 286

Kairos and Ethics 289

"World": Marx, Capitalism, Globalization 294

The Jewish People: Time and Space 296

Contemporary Relevance 298

Conclusion 300

Bibliography 304

Index 336

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