A History of Christian Thought: From its Judaic and by Paul; Edited by Braaten, Carl E. Tillich

By Paul; Edited by Braaten, Carl E. Tillich

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They often conduct these examinations in a very narrow way, without much understanding of the developments in theology since Protestant Orthodoxy. Many students have an inner revolt against these examinations of faith, but you should not forget that you are entering a particular group which is different from other groups. First of all, it is a Christian and not a pagan group; or it is a Protestant and not a A History of Christian Thought xli Catholic group; and within Protestantism it could be either an Episcopalian or a Baptist group.

5 "Paul Tillich and the History of Religions," op. , p. 33. , p. 35. PART I Introduction: The Concept of Dogma A L L human experience implies the element of thought, simply because the intellectual or spiritual life of man is embodied in his language. Language is thought expressed in words spoken and heard. There is no human existence without thought. The emotionalism that is so rampant in religion is not more but less than thinking, and reduces religion to the level of sub-human experience of reality.

There are always t w o possibilities in religion if an intolerable burden is placed on thought and action; the first is the way of compromise, which i s the way of the majority. This means that the burden is reduce d to the point that it can be endured. The The Preparation for Christianity io second is the way of despair, which was the way of people like Paul, Augustine, and Luther. " Here a mood is expressed which is reflected in many Pauline sayings, a mood that permeated late Judaism during the period between the Testaments.

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