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BIOGRAPHY

Paul Tillich (1886-1965)


BIOGRAPHY

Paul Tillich (1886-1965)

 
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P aul Tillich (1886-1965), German-American Protestant theologian and philosopher. From 1919 to 1933 he taught at several universities.

In 1933, he was suspended because of his leading role at the "Bund religiöser Sozialisten", and emigrated to the USA, where he obtained American citizenship in 1940. After teaching at the Union Theological Seminary in New York, he transferred to Harvard University in 1955 and in 1962 became professor at the University of Chicago.

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P aul Tillich (1886-1965), German-American Protestant theologian and philosopher. From 1919 to 1933 he taught at several universities.

In 1933, he was suspended because of his leading role at the "Bund religiöser Sozialisten", and emigrated to the USA, where he obtained American citizenship in 1940. After teaching at the Union Theological Seminary in New York, he transferred to Harvard University in 1955 and in 1962 became professor at the University of Chicago.

 
  • 20. August 1886

    Born in Starzeddel, district Guben, as the son of the Lutheran pastor Johannes Tillich (1857-1937) from Berlin, and his wife Mathilde.
  • 1904 - 1910

    Theological and philosophical studies at the Universities of Berlin, Tübingen and Halle.
  • 1910

    He takes his doctoral degree (a thesis on Schelling) with Eugen Kühnemann at the University of Breslau.
  • 1911

    Beginning of vicariate in Nauen
  • Mai 1911

    Second theological exam
  • 18. August 1912

    Ordination at St. Matthäuskirche, Berlin
  • 1912-1913

    Paul Tillich works as an assistant preacher at Erlöserkirche in Berlin-Moabit.
  • 1914

    Marriage with Greti Wever
  • 1914-1918

    Voluntary army chaplain at the Western Front during the time of the Great War
  • 1916

    Habilitation in Theology at the Universtiy of Halle
  • 1919

    Habilitation recognition in Berlin.

    Important publication: Über die Idee einer Theologie der Kultur
    published in: Religionsphilosophie der Kultur : zwei Entwürfe; [Vorträge, gehalten in der Berliner Abteilung der Kant-Gesellschaft ...] / von Gustav Radbruch und Paul Tillich
  • 1919-1924

    Associate professor at the University of Berlin
  • 1921

    Divorce from his first wife Greti
  • 1923

    Important publication: Das System der Wissenschaften nach Gegenständen und Methoden
    published by: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
  • 1923

    Marriage with Hannah Werner

    Important publication: Rechtfertigung und Zweifel
    published in: Vol. 39 of "Vorträge der theologischen Konferenz zu Giessen", Töpelmann
  • 1924-1925

    Non-tenured professor of Systematic Theology at Philipps-University Marburg an der Lahn
  • 1925

    Important publication: Religionsphilosophie
    Dogmatik

    published posthumously
  • 1925-1929

    Full professor of Theology at Sächsische Technische Hochschule Dresden
  • 1926

    Important publication: Die religiöse Lage der Gegenwart
    published by: Ullstein
  • 1926

    Important publication: Das Dämonische: Ein Beitrag zur Sinndeutung der Geschichte
    Kairos und Logos
  • 1927-1929

    At the same time honorary professor of Philosophy of Religion and Philosophy of Culture at the University of Leipzig
  • 1928

    Important publication: Das religiöse Symbol
    published in: Tillich, Paul, Gesammelte Werke, Bd. 5 Die Frage nach dem Unbedingten, Schriften zur Religionsphilosophie, Berlin 1964, 196-212.
  • 1929-1933

    Full professor of Philosophy and Sociology at the University of Frankfurt-on-Main
  • 1930

    Religiöse Verwirklichung
    published by: Furche
  • 1933

    Important publication: Die sozialistische Entscheidung
    Download integral text here
 

1933

Paul Tillich's commitment to political and social problems ("Religiöser Sozialismus") and his book "Die sozialistische Entscheidung", published in 1933, arouse the hostility of national socialism, which leads to the suspension from his chair in Frankfurt-on-Main in spring 1933.

In the summer of the same year, American theologians achieve his provisional employment at the "Union Theological Seminary" in New York, and Tillich emigrates to the USA. The originally planned "guest year" was finally to become a full professorship of Philosophical Theology.


 
  • 1933-1934

    Lecturer at Columbia University in New York
  • 1933-1937

    Lecturer at the Union Theological Seminary in New York
  • 1936

    Important publication: The Interpretation of History
    published by: C. Scribner's sons
  • 1937-1940

    Associate Professor of Philosophical Theology at the Union Theological Seminary in New York
  • 1940

    Tillich becomes American citizen
  • 1940-1955

    Professor of Philosophical Theology am Union Theological Seminary in New York.
  • 1942-1944

    Important publication/ speeches: an meine deutschen Freunde - Die Politischen Reden Paul Tillichs Während Des 2. Weltkriegs Über Die Stimme Amerikas
  • 1948

    First trip to Germany after the Second World War.

    Important publication: The Shaking of the Foundations
    Download integral text

  • 1948

    Important publication: The Protestant Era
    Download integral text

  • 1951

    Important publication: Systematic Theology I
  • 1952

    Important publication: The Courage to Be
  • 1954

    Important publication: Love, Power, and Justice
  • 1955

    Important publication: Biblical Religion and the Search for Ultimate Reality
    The New Being
  • 1955-1962

    University Professor at Harvard University
  • 1957

    Important publication: Systematic Theology II
    Dynamics of Faith
  • 1962-1965

    John Nuveen Professor at the Federated Theological Faculty in Chicago
  • 1961

    Awarding of the Knight Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • 1962

    Peace Prize of the German Book Trade
  • 1963

    Important publication:
    Systematic Theology III
    Christianity and the Encounter of World Religions
    The Eternal Now
    Morality and Beyond
  • 1965

    On October 22, Paul Tillich dies in Chicago.
  • 20. August 1886

    Born in Starzeddel, district Guben, as the son of the Lutheran pastor Johannes Tillich (1857-1937) from Berlin, and his wife Mathilde.
  • 1904 - 1910

    Theological and philosophical studies at the Universities of Berlin, Tübingen and Halle.
  • 1910

    He takes his doctoral degree (a thesis on Schelling) with Eugen Kühnemann at the University of Breslau.
  • 1911

    Beginning of vicariate in Nauen
  • Mai 1911

    Second theological exam
  • 18. August 1912

    Ordination at St. Matthäuskirche, Berlin
  • 1912-1913

    Paul Tillich works as an assistant preacher at Erlöserkirche in Berlin-Moabit.
  • 1914

    Marriage with Greti Wever
  • 1914-1918

    Voluntary army chaplain at the Western Front during the time of the Great War
  • 1916

    Habilitation in Theology at the University of Halle
  • 1919

    Habilitation recognition in Berlin

    Important publication: Über die Idee einer Theologie der Kultur
    published in: Religionsphilosophie der Kultur : zwei Entwürfe ; [Vorträge, gehalten in der Berliner Abteilung der Kant-Gesellschaft ...] / von Gustav Radbruch und Paul Tillich
  • 1919-1924

    Associate professor at the University of Berlin
  • 1921

    Divorce from his first wife Greti
  • 1923

    Important publication: Das System der Wissenschaften nach Gegenständen und Methoden
    published by: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
  • 1923

    Marriage with Hannah Werner

    Important publication: Rechtfertigung und Zweifel
    published in: Band 39 von Vorträge der theologischen Konferenz zu Giessen, Töpelmann
  • 1924-1925

    Non-tenured professor of Systematic Theology at Philipps-University Marburg an der Lahn
  • 1925

    Important publication: Religionsphilosophie
    Dogmatik

    published posthumously
  • 1925-1929

    Full professor of Theology at Sächsische Technische Hochschule Dresden
  • 1926

    Important publication: Die religiöse Lage der Gegenwart
    published by: Ullstein
  • 1926

    Important publication: Das Dämonische: Ein Beitrag zur Sinndeutung der Geschichte
    Kairos und Logos
  • 1927-1929

    At the same time full honorary professor of Philosophy of Religion and Philosophy of Culture at the University of Leipzig
  • 1928

    Important publication: Das religiöse Symbol
    published in: Tillich, Paul, Gesammelte Werke, Bd. 5 Die Frage nach dem Unbedingten, Schriften zur Religionsphilosophie, Berlin 1964, 196-212.
  • 1929-1933

    Full professor of Philosophy and Sociology at the University of Frankfurt-on-Main
  • 1930

    Religiöse Verwirklichung
    published by: Furche
  • 1933

    Important publication: Die sozialistische Entscheidung
    Download integral text here

1933

Paul Tillich's commitment to political and social problems ("Religiöser Sozialismus") and his book "Die sozialistische Entscheidung", published in 1933, arouse the hostility of national socialism, which leads to the suspension from his chair in Frankfurt-on-Main in spring 1933.

In the summer of the same year, American theologians achieve his provisional employment at the "Union Theological Seminary" in New York, and Tillich emigrates to the USA. The originally planned "guest year" was finally to become a full professorship of Philosophical Theology.


  • 1933-1934

    Lecturer at Columbia University in New York
  • 1933-1937

    Lecturer at the Union Theological Seminary in New York
  • 1936

    Important publication: The Interpretation of History
    published by: C. Scribner's sons
  • 1937-1940

    Associate Professor of Philosophical Theology at the Union Theological Seminary in New York
  • 1940

    Tillich becomes American citizen
  • 1940-1955

    Professor of Philosophical Theology at the Union Theological Seminary in New York
  • 1942-1944

    Important publication/ speeches: an meine deutschen Freunde - Die Politischen Reden Paul Tillichs Während Des 2. Weltkriegs Über Die Stimme Amerikas
  • 1948

    First trip to Germany after the Second World War

    Important publication: The Shaking of the Foundations
    Download integral text here

  • 1948

    Important publication: The Protestant Era
    Download integral text here

  • 1951

    Important publication: Systematic Theology I
  • 1952

    Important publication: The Courage to Be
  • 1954

    Important publication: Love, Power, and Justice
  • 1955

    Important publication: Biblical Religion and the Search for Ultimate Reality
    The New Being
  • 1955-1962

    University Professor at Harvard University
  • 1957

    Important publication: Systematic Theology II
    Dynamics of Faith
  • 1962-1965

    John Nuveen Professor at the Federated Theological Faculty in Chicago
  • 1961

    Awarding of the Knight Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • 1962

    Peace Prize of the German Book Trade
  • 1963

    Important publication:
    Systematic Theology III
    Christianity and the Encounter of World Religions
    The Eternal Now
    Morality and Beyond
  • 1965

    On October 22, Paul Tillich dies in Chicago.
 

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