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The Terry Lectures Series

A Yale Nota Bene Publication

The Courage to Be

Second Edition

  • Paul Tillich; With an introduction by Peter J. Gomes
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Named one of the Books of the Century by the New York Public Library

In this classic of religious studies and philosophy, the great Christian existentialist thinker Paul Tillich 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 the esteemed theologian Peter J. Gomes that reflects on the impact of this book in the years since it was written.

“Were I to choose the most significant book in religion published in the second half of the twentieth century, my choice would fall easily upon Paul Tillich’s The Courage to Be.”—Peter J. Gomes

“The brilliance, the wealth of illustration, and the aptness of personal application . . . make the reading of these chapters an exciting experience.”—W. Norman Pittenger, New York Times Book Review

“A lucid and arresting book.”—Frances Witherspoon, New York Herald Tribune

“Clear, uncluttered thinking and lucid writing mark Mr. Tillich’s study as a distinguished and readable one.”—American Scholar

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.

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