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The Eternal Now PrefaceThe Human Predicament Loneliness Solitude Forgetting Being Forgotten The Riddle Of Inequality The Good That I Will, I Do Not Heal The Sick, Cast Out The Demons Man EarthThe Divine Reality Spiritual Presence The Divine Name God S Pursuit Of Man Salvation The Eternal NowThe Challenge To Man Do Not Be Conformed Be Strong In Thinking Be Mature On Wisdom In Everything Given Thanks


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    Quid ergo amo cum deum meum amo Sermone sostantivo maschile.1 Discorso di argomento sacro, orazione, omelia 2 Discorso noioso e lungo, paternale, ammonizione.L ultima volta che sono stata a messa le due accezioni di sermone si sono sovrapposte, inverando uno sconfortante luogo comune il prete ha scambiato l omelia per una paternale, ha reso il sacro un ammonizione Contro che, stavolta, acconsentito che per quanto justus tutti e tutte siamo peccator e forse un sermone di tanto in tan Quid ergo amo cum deum meum amo Sermone sostantivo maschile.1 Discorso di argomento sacro, orazione, omelia 2 Discorso noioso e lungo, paternale, ammonizione.L ultima volta che sono stata a messa le due accezioni di sermone si sono sovrapposte, inverando uno sconfortante luogo comune il prete ha scambiato l omelia per una paternale, ha reso il sacro un ammonizione Contro che, stavolta, acconsentito che per quanto justus tutti e tutte siamo peccator e forse un sermone di tanto in tanto male non ci fa No, non erano i nostri umani troppo umani mali, radice sola dei quali il rifiuto dell agape , ma il marxismo e il gender E io l , testa china, occhi spenti, mani inquiete, incerta se ridere o piangere prima ho riso, poi pianto , a chiedermi come pu un essere che si dice innamorato di dio offendere dio a tal punto a chiedermi come la risposta di costui alla radicale domanda di Agostino Cosa amo quando amo il mio dio si possa distanziare cosi tanto dalla mia a chiedermi dove io potessi trovare, in quel luogo, una eco, una risonanza, un incarnazione del mio cercare ostinatamente dio proprio laddove i suoi declamatori pi zelanti, giocando i meschini giochi del mondo, dicono ci stia il diavolo ovvero in quei messianesimi di giustizia universale che sono la lotta di classe e quella femminista Per l ennesima volta, ho abiurata alla fede, non in dio quella non in mio potere, a quella io non posso oppormi ma nella guida della Chiesa Cattolica E me ne sono andata, ho voltato le spalle alla casa di dio , che di dio fa un essere mezzo blasfemo , come dice Tillich, un essere che non ama incondizionatamente ma accusa e punisce che non nutre la ricerca della nostra libert soggettiva e collettiva ma la costringe e la contorce che non ci invoca, implacabile, alla realizzazione del Regno, qui, ora, dentro i nostro abissi e sulla terra, ma ci ingiunge il suo imperio da un altezza che un estraneit totalitaria Condividere la mia fede, il mio amare di dio, spesso cozzare contro muri di giudizio e disconiscimento Agli atei marxisti e femministi, soprattutto risulto una persona un tempo genialmente razionale ora divenuta incomprensibilmente folle imputazione che non mi spreco a contraddire, perch , come teneramente mi ha risposto John Caputo c ben pi di un pizzico di pazzia nel nostro amare di dio, mia cara mentre ai devoti confessionali appaio come un irriverente, pericolosa eretica E non ne esco I giudei vogliono segni e i greci vogliono ragioni, mentre noi parliamo del Cristo crocefisso diceva Paolo, ben descrivendo quest essere, questo stare sulla via della croce per taluni i giudei i devoti sconcertante e per altri i greci gli atei disprezzabile.Ma poi su quella stessa via s incontrano anche folli saggi come Paul Tillich Teologo e filosofo tedesco protestante, socialista presto radicalizzatosi marxista, perseguitato dai nazisti per la sua solitaria e sonora opposizione al regime, fuggito negli Stati Uniti e l diventato uno dei pi profondi, eretici e politici, cercatori di dio del ventesimo secolo L Eterno Presente una raccolta di appassionati e lucidi sermoni, sconcertanti riletture delle Scritture a partire dalle quali Tillich ravviva il senso della stessa esistenza umana, delle sue pene la solitudine, la precariet , la disuguaglianza, il dolore, la debolezza e conduce a ripensare dio la sua presenza assenza, il suo nome indicibile, la sua fuga, il suo non essere secondo canoni di saggezza che Tillich chiamerebbe stoltezza che ai canoni dottrinali non potrebbero che apparire eretici, e a quelli schiavi della Ragione, folli Tillich uno dei pi radicali profeti pensatori del nostro tempo, un amico per chi non sa pi dove stare nella chiesa blasfema, che sia divina o profana


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    Startling, terrifying, amazing Tillich is to Christian theology what a small, ancient Chinese master is to judo He takes one sentence of Scripture and flexes it, twists it, exerts pressure on its most critical angle, and slams you down on the mat with it, your head spinning and all the stars and blinding rush of pain and wind as the real evidence you ve met the master You can get up of course, dust yourself off and go at him again, but nothing will be the same Heroic, epic, inspiring A true Startling, terrifying, amazing Tillich is to Christian theology what a small, ancient Chinese master is to judo He takes one sentence of Scripture and flexes it, twists it, exerts pressure on its most critical angle, and slams you down on the mat with it, your head spinning and all the stars and blinding rush of pain and wind as the real evidence you ve met the master You can get up of course, dust yourself off and go at him again, but nothing will be the same Heroic, epic, inspiring A true master and the intellectual giant of 20th century Christian theology


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    I was glad to find this at a used book sale so I could read through it fully This is a spiritual read Chp 6 Man and earth is ahead of its time written in 60 s man s relation to the earth and the universe will, for a long time, become the point of primary concern, for sensitive and thoughtful people Should this be the case, Christianity certainly cannot withdraw into the deceptive security of its earlier questions and answers Chp 8 The divine name humbling.online I was glad to find this at a used book sale so I could read through it fully This is a spiritual read Chp 6 Man and earth is ahead of its time written in 60 s man s relation to the earth and the universe will, for a long time, become the point of primary concern, for sensitive and thoughtful people Should this be the case, Christianity certainly cannot withdraw into the deceptive security of its earlier questions and answers Chp 8 The divine name humbling.online


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    An excellent example of a honest, daring, compassionate Christian thought No difficult question is avoided, the language is incisive, analytical and rich without being ornate People no longer think with such brilliance nowadays


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    Think that the eternal might not just mean forever and ever This guy really means it.


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    In The Eternal Now, Paul Tillich s intent is to answer a variety of questions that are concomitant with Ontology and Theology It is written in a direct style that is free of the characteristic rhetorical frills of many religious works Make no mistake Tillich is a sincerely religious man who frames his philosophical thinking in the Weltanschauung of Christianity Nonetheless, in Tillich s mode of existentialist manifestation, ideation of being and Being saturates the mundane milieu of religio In The Eternal Now, Paul Tillich s intent is to answer a variety of questions that are concomitant with Ontology and Theology It is written in a direct style that is free of the characteristic rhetorical frills of many religious works Make no mistake Tillich is a sincerely religious man who frames his philosophical thinking in the Weltanschauung of Christianity Nonetheless, in Tillich s mode of existentialist manifestation, ideation of being and Being saturates the mundane milieu of religion. Throughout the pages, Tillich provides an alternative ontological examination of the necessity in a belief of the Ultimate The emblematic apologetic approach, as articulated in the works of Anselm of Canterbury, William of Ockham and Duns Scotus is destabilized by Tillich s radical exposition that If God is being viz., the highest being in itself then God cannot be the Creator Consequently, God must be understood as the ground of Being Itself This analysis should not be considered all that radical Many historical theologians expressed analogous views of God as the agennetos non original ground of all Being Cf J N D Kelly, Early Christian Doctrines, p 128. What this text presents is a culmination of Tillich s sermons lectures delivered to answer explicit questions relating to biblical passages As an example, Chapter Three, The Riddle of Inequality incidentally, my favorite chapter starts with the following verse from Mark 4 25For to him who has willbe given and from him who has not, even what he has will be taken away What Tillich then attempts to explicate, is the historical significance of this passage apropos the expression of meaning Through a cursory trace of self reflection, Tillich layers the historical meaning onto modernity by exclaiming, There are many things that we seemed to have, but that we really did not have, and that were therefore taken away from us As an example, Tillich uses the widespread belief in childhood innocence as something that cannot be used or increased The growth of our lives is made possible only by the sacrifice of the original gift of ignorance Hence, there are many things we had have that are constantly being taken away because of taking them too much for granted The real inequalities, according to Tillich, areT he inequality of talents in body and mind the inequality created by freedom and destiny, and the inequality of justice deriving from the fact that all generations before the time of such equality would by nature be excluded from its blessing Therefore, Tillich s argument is that we must not confound the imbroglio of inequality with the understanding that each person is a unique and incomparable self We should be defending the uniqueness and individuality of humanity, while at the same time, understand that this is not the solution to inequality Hence, maxims like The Golden Rule, and Immanuel Kant s Categorical Imperative have their place, but it is not to help solve the riddle of inequality Ultimately, I appreciate Tillich s style of writing and his exposition of some problems inherent to humanity Although I must admit, I would prefer to highlight a great portion of the text with a black highlighter, his thoughts are intriguing As a path forward, I would like to research the connection between Tillich and Martin Heidegger concentrating on the ways in which their ideas are similar, but find different inspiration and results.


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    Full disclosure Prior to reading this I would ve boldly declared my disdain for Tillich Having a BA in Religion, I read Tillich 15 yeas ago when my theology was muchconservative and found him mushy at best The Eternal Now did not change my opinion initially Tillich is verbose and heady, his theology muchin the clouds than it is on the ground He uses the third person and makes assumptions about the human experience that are not always accurate, nor does he justify or cite them I Full disclosure Prior to reading this I would ve boldly declared my disdain for Tillich Having a BA in Religion, I read Tillich 15 yeas ago when my theology was muchconservative and found him mushy at best The Eternal Now did not change my opinion initially Tillich is verbose and heady, his theology muchin the clouds than it is on the ground He uses the third person and makes assumptions about the human experience that are not always accurate, nor does he justify or cite them In essence, it seems he is projecting his experience onto the rest of us At some points, in spite of his headiness, he touches on some truths in a new and enlivening way For example, in one sermon Tillich expounds on the word sin He discusses how sin in its current understanding is a distortion from the original intent to the word Rather than sin being something humans do, sin was originally intended as a force that drives humans He draws on Paul s experience when Paul wrote I do what I don t want to do and I don t do what I want to do In the context of my experience, this insight brought hope and clarity to some theological questions I ve been asking for the last few years I still do not consider myself a Paul Tillich fan however after giving The Eternal Now an honest chance I can say it s given me access to some serenity and wisdom I did not formerly have


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    The great thing about reading Paul Tillich is that one can choose between two very distinct types of material There is first the dense technical writing one can find in his Systematic Theology In these volumes, the reader is treated to a comprehensive review of the development of existential philosophy and then is guided masterfully through how those ideas relate to the Christian faith These volumes are challenging, and much is demanded in terms of exertion on the reader s part Then on the o The great thing about reading Paul Tillich is that one can choose between two very distinct types of material There is first the dense technical writing one can find in his Systematic Theology In these volumes, the reader is treated to a comprehensive review of the development of existential philosophy and then is guided masterfully through how those ideas relate to the Christian faith These volumes are challenging, and much is demanded in terms of exertion on the reader s part Then on the other hand, there are his sermon collections such as The New Being and this book, The Eternal Now The density and structure gives way to a muchrelaxed type of reading The change of pace is very welcome to someone who has wrestled through his systematic theology It s nice to put the notebook away and just readbut I think most people will end up jotting down quotes The insightful gems keep coming one after the other in this book Tillich behind the pulpit is considerably different from Tillich at his study desk, but that doesn t mean this is watered down material The major tenets of his system still shine through What I like about his style of sermon writing is that he constantly pushes for a dynamic faith which challenges boundaries Too many times, faith is thought of as a passive quality, one that is based almost solely on trust It certainly has that element as well, but the active phase cannot be left out Tillich surely recognizes this potential problem, and it shows again and again in his work His sermons focus a glaring spotlight on traditional tenets of Christianity, and he makes the reader challenge his own concepts of sin, wisdom, and faith Only people of a certain level of dedication will commit themselves to Tillich s systematic theology I think most Christians and curious non believers can enjoy his sermon collections


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    Paul Tillich is one of those theologians I ve seen mentioned and quoted here and there by other theologians I respect, and now I know why While I don t think they re all equally successful, this book of sermons is a wonderful picture of, well, I don t know what to call it, really Deep Christianity The one on The Riddle of Inequality was especially moving, telling me something about the Cross I d never heard before It is the greatness and heart of the Christian message that God, as manifes Paul Tillich is one of those theologians I ve seen mentioned and quoted here and there by other theologians I respect, and now I know why While I don t think they re all equally successful, this book of sermons is a wonderful picture of, well, I don t know what to call it, really Deep Christianity The one on The Riddle of Inequality was especially moving, telling me something about the Cross I d never heard before It is the greatness and heart of the Christian message that God, as manifest in the Christ on the Cross, totally participates in the dying of a child, in the condemnation of the criminal, in the disintegration of a mind, in starvation and famine, and even in the human rejection of Himself There is no human condition into which the divine presence does not penetrate p 46 He speaks to Christians and non Christians, and in no way defines what he calls the Christian message as the only message He wants to go deeper than superstitions and rituals, and I respect that I like that I could figure out that he s Protestant but nothingabout his particular denomination from this book, only that he believes that God is the eternal Ground of being from which we all spring naked, to which we all return, and in which we may rest


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    These sermons won t preach now way too much deep theology for post moderns But I sure appreciated them when I was in seminary Read this book again Still love everything Tillich has written that I ve read His Christian existentialist approach to life speaks to my soul and there were many times I thought of Job, the book of the Bible I m currently reading, and how God helped Job find the courage to be in the face of a life of pain and absurdity.Actually, I think these sermons could preach n These sermons won t preach now way too much deep theology for post moderns But I sure appreciated them when I was in seminary Read this book again Still love everything Tillich has written that I ve read His Christian existentialist approach to life speaks to my soul and there were many times I thought of Job, the book of the Bible I m currently reading, and how God helped Job find the courage to be in the face of a life of pain and absurdity.Actually, I think these sermons could preach now because they address tensions people still experience and mysteries of life people are still trying to solve But they would have to be preached in the hands of a translator who knew how to take these eternal questions and communicate them for today