Faith, Power, and Justice: The Theology & Ethics of Paul Tillich

REL668
Spring 2017
T 1:30pm - 3:20pm
Area: 
Area II
Permission Not Required
Limited Enrollment
Course Description: 

Paul Tillich is counted among the greatest theologians of the 20th century.  In this seminar, close examination of Tillich’s principal texts will propel an exploration of the major ideas that guide his theological vision, including his theory of religion, faith, and love as ultimate concern, as well as the structure of his theological method and system.  The course will critically assess Tillich’s views on sin, power, and justice to socially locate him amidst the era of crisis in which his theology emerged. Assessment of the viability of Tillich’s theology for the contemporary U.S. crisis facing church and society in a culturally and religiously diverse world will complement the study. Emphasis will be placed on Tillich’s assertion of the inseparability of theology and ethics, and application of his systematic theology to present theological and ethical concerns.   

Background Expected: 

None

Course Requirements: 

See syllabus

Basis of Evaluation: 

Satisfactory completion of course requirements.