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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press; 3rd Revised edition edition (15 July 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 030018879X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300188790
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.7 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 249,013 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Paul Tillich is the most profound theologian of post-fundamentalist religion. As Harvey Cox makes clear in his new introduction, this book is a classic awaiting re-discovery by a new generation."--Tom F. Driver, The Paul J. Tillich Professor of Theology and Culture Emeritus, Union Theological Seminary in New York--Tom F. Driver

""The Courage to Be" changed my life. It also profoundly impacted the lives of many others from my generation. Now Harvey Cox's fresh introduction helps to open up this powerful reading experience to the current generation."--Robert N. Bellah, University of California, Berkeley--Robert N. Bellah

"Paul Tillich always struggled with the existential question how we may overcome the demoralizing effects, on the individual and society, of our Age of Anxiety. In this, his most popular book, Tillich gives us his deeply thought answers, and Harvey Cox provides a helpful new introduction. "--Gerald Holton, Harvard University
--Gerald Holton

"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"
--W. Norman Pittenger

Paul Tillich is the most profound theologian of post-fundamentalist religion. As Harvey Cox makes clear in his new introduction, this book is a classic awaiting re-discovery by a new generation." Tom F. Driver, The Paul J. Tillich Professor of Theology and Culture Emeritus, Union Theological Seminary in New York--Tom F. Driver"

" The Courage to Be" changed my life. It also profoundly impacted the lives of many others from my generation.Now Harvey Cox's fresh introduction helps to open up this powerful reading experience to the current generation. Robert N. Bellah, University of California, Berkeley--Robert N. Bellah"

"The essential character of courage, for Tillich, is in spite of. We must go on striving for freedom, justice, and our faith in spite of oppositions. In this age of late capitalism, globalization, and terrorism, we all need the virtue of courage as Harvey Cox admirably argues in the foreword." Nimi Wariboko, Andover Newton Theological School, Newton Centre, MA
--Nimi Wariboko"

"Tillich struggled with the existential question how we may overcome the demoralizing effects, on the individual and society, of our Age of Anxiety. In this, his most popular book, Tillich gives us his deeply thought answers, and Harvey Cox provides a helpful new introduction. " Gerald Holton, Harvard University--Gerald Holton"

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"
--W. Norman Pittenger"

About the Author

Paul Tillich (1886--1965) was a world-renowned philosopher and theologian. Harvey Cox is Hollis Research Professor of Divinity at Harvard University.


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HASH(0x9da5bc00) out of 5 stars Deep Philosophy, Good For Anyone Facing Struggles in Life 10 Feb. 2015
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This is a hard review to write for two reasons: the first is that this is a complicated work of philosophy and, thus, hard to synthesize in a review; the other reason is that this book was, when I read it, deeply meaningful to me.

I see this book as essential reading for anyone looking for philosophical help with challenges in life. Tillich sets for an explanation for why deep, life challenges are so hard for us as we often go through out days expecting only the expectant. He also explores what it means to look into the dark recesses of meaning. For an understanding of these parts of the book, you'll just have to read it.

This is certainly an old-school work of philosophy. However, the book meant a good deal to me when I read it, so I highly recommend it.
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HASH(0x9eb02aa4) out of 5 stars A classic work 1 Feb. 2015
By Marion Pauck - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a classic work by one of the great philosopher theologians of the 20th century. I am co-author of the standard biography of Paul Tillich. He was a great teacher and thinker. This is one of his seminal works which was a best seller upon publication and remains so today. Some philosophical/theological background is helpful in reading this extraordinary volume.
Marion Pauck
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f794c3c) out of 5 stars One of the greatest books written about the problem of meaninglessness and emptiness ... 20 Nov. 2015
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One of the greatest books written about the problem of meaninglessness and emptiness in modern life - and the solution...absolute faith (courage) to believe in a "god beyond God." Step off a cliff into nothingness, in full faith that a radiant loving God will build a bridge under your feet as you take each new step...and accompany you -within your own body- inside your heart, in loving compassion. If you are feeling emptiness and meaninglessness and purposeless, then rejoice! What you are feeling is a sacred emptiness, that can now be filled...you only have to ask, and the radiant Divine love of God will fill you overflowing with radiant joy, love, acceptance, peace and serenity. Like sunlight on ice, Divine Grace will melt away all your pain, hurt & loneliness, and replace it with Divine energy. These are the "gifts of the Holy Spirit" that St. Paul writes about in the New Testament Bible. Paul Tillich answers the problem of the existentialist crisis within one's own mind by a call to faith in something you cannot see, but can only understand through a practice of radical faith in the radiant compassion and loving-kindness, total acceptance of a Divine and loving God. The Action of absolute faith - in spite of no empirical evidence to support it - creates the Presence of God...the EXPERIENCE of God and the energy and feeling of radiant joy, and total acceptance and gentle loving-kindness.

This book convinced me to toss aside scientific, logical, brain-based inquiry to find peace, and surrender and invite an "imaginary" force and feeling into my body - specifically my heart. The force that creates and sustains all life, the eternal and infinite source that also when coupled with loving-kindness compassion, is like water and sunlight on a plant. You will heal, grow and thrive when you tap into this source through your heart, once you quiet your mind and go into your body...The Kingdom is Within....your very own heart - through the emotion of loving-kindness.
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HASH(0x9eb02258) out of 5 stars Life Changing Work 18 July 2015
By Donald Gray - Published on Amazon.com
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Life changing metaphysical book. Greatest work in modern existentialism. Guidance on why to live a life of values in good faith in the face of nihilism.
HASH(0x9eb021ec) out of 5 stars Meaty Read 22 Jun. 2016
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What a great read this is. It's not something you breeze through in an evening tho....much to mull over, ponder, and for a writer like me to write about! Definitely recommend it.
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