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The Courage to Be: Second Edition / Edition 2
     

The Courage to Be: Second Edition / Edition 2

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by Paul Tillich, Peter J. Gomes
 

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ISBN-10: 0300084714

ISBN-13: 9780300084719

Pub. Date: 07/28/2000

Publisher: Yale University Press

In this classic and deeply insightful book, one of the world's most eminent philosophers describes the dilemma of modern man and points a way to the conquest of the problem of anxiety. This edition includes a new introduction by Peter J. Gomes that reflects on the impact of this book in the years since it was written.

About the Author:
Paul Tillich

Overview

In this classic and deeply insightful book, one of the world's most eminent philosophers describes the dilemma of modern man and points a way to the conquest of the problem of anxiety. This edition includes a new introduction by Peter J. Gomes that reflects on the impact of this book in the years since it was written.

About the Author:
Paul Tillich (1886-1965), world-renowned philosopher and theologian, taught in several German universities until he was dismissed in 1933 because of his opposition to the Nazi regime. In America he was affiliated with the Union Theological Seminary, Harvard University, and the University of Chicago. Peter J. Gomes is Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in The Memorial Church, Harvard University.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300084719
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2000
Series:
Terry Lectures Series
Edition description:
Subsequent
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Second Editionxi
1.Being and Courage1
Courage and Fortitude: From Plato to Thomas Aquinas2
Courage and Wisdom: The Stoics9
Courage and Self-affirmation: Spinoza18
Courage and Life: Nietzsche24
2.Being, Nonbeing, and Anxiety32
An Ontology of Anxiety32
The meaning of nonbeing32
The interdependence of fear and anxiety36
Types of Anxiety40
The three types of anxiety and the nature of man40
The anxiety of fate and death42
The anxiety of emptiness and meaninglessness46
The anxiety of guilt and condemnation51
The meaning of despair54
Periods of Anxiety57
3.Pathological Anxiety, Vitality, and Courage64
The Nature of Pathological Anxiety64
Anxiety, Religion, and Medicine70
Vitality and Courage78
4.Courage and Participation (The Courage to Be as a Part)86
Being, Individualization, and Participation86
Collectivist and Semicollectivist Manifestations of the Courage to Be as a Part90
Neocollectivist Manifestations of the Courage to Be as a Part96
The Courage to Be as a Part in Democratic Conformism103
5.Courage and Individualization (The Courage to Be as Oneself)113
The Rise of Modern Individualism and the Courage to Be as Oneself113
The Romantic and Naturalistic Forms of the Courage to Be as Oneself116
Existentialist Forms of the Courage to Be as Oneself123
The existential attitude and Existentialism123
The existentialist point of view126
The loss of the existentialist point of view131
Existentialism as revolt135
Existentialism Today and the Courage of Despair139
Courage and despair139
The courage of despair in contemporary art and literature142
The courage of despair in contemporary philosophy148
The courage of despair in the noncreative Existentialist attitude150
The limits of the courage to be as oneself151
6.Courage and Transcendence (The Courage to Accept Acceptance)155
The Power of Being as Source of the Courage to Be156
The mystical experience and the courage to be156
The divine-human encounter and the courage to be160
Guilt and the courage to accept acceptance163
Fate and the courage to accept acceptance167
Absolute faith and the courage to be171
The Courage to Be as the Key to Being-itself178
Nonbeing opening up being178
Theism transcended182
The God above God and the courage to be186
Index191

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The Courage to Be: Second Edition 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are interest in philosophy, psychology or theology this book will definitely hold your interest and challenge you. This book is a slow read and will provide many periods of intense thought along the way. It's worth the time spent.
DaphneSA More than 1 year ago
In an age of Anxiety when people are self medicating and running away from the existential dilemmas of being a finite human, this book is essential.