Faith in what?

Dynamics of FaithDynamics of Faith by Paul Tillich

It’s hard to give this book a rating. Tillich’s definition of faith as being “ultimately concerned” in such a way that one’s being is oriented around this concern was provocative and helpful, as was his argument that everyone has some kind of faith because everyone is has some kind of ultimate concern. On the other hand, Tillich’s “ultimate” doesn’t reveal itself to us and it is certainly not personal, thus making it difficult to know why pursuing the ultimate is worth the effort.

I’m glad that I read the book, though, as it helped me to understand more about 20th-century liberal Protestant theology.

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