Paul Tillich was an existentialist philosopher and is known as one of the most influential theologians of the 20th century. He was the theologian who correlated Christianity with the philosophy of human existence. He was interested in knowing Christianity since childhood and read the Bible whenever time permitted. Paul Tillich went on to work as a professor of theology in various renowned universities. During his three year term at the ‘University of Frankfurt’, he moved around Germany to give lectures on Christianity. This was observed as a threat by the German Chancellor Adolf Hitler and Tillich was dismissed from his position. He shifted to America and became a visiting professor of Philosophy at the ‘Union Theological Seminary’ and ‘Columbia University’. He was further promoted to become the professor of philosophical theology and even gained American Citizenship. Paul Tillich even penned several books on Theology and came up with the famous ‘Systematic Theology’. Three volumes of this literary work were released and it is believed to be Paul Tillich’s most critically acclaimed offering. Tillich explained about God and the correlation between Christianity and human life. We bring to you a treasure trove of quotes that have been excerpted from his work, books, lectures and writings. Read on to explore a compilation of some of the best known quotations by Paul Tillich, covering various aspects of life. This collection of quotes by Paul Tillich will definitely erase some of your perceptions about faith.
Only if God IS ultimate reality, can he be our unconditional concern; only then can he be the object of surrender, obedience, and assent. Faith in anything which has only preliminary reality is idolatrous.