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Tillich Paul the Shaking of the Foundations Existential Spiritual Sermons Christian Library

Tillich Paul the Shaking of the Foundations Existential Spiritual Sermons Christian Library

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The Shaking of the Foundations
by Paul Tillich
This book was published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, in 1955 and is out of print. This material was prepared for Religion Online by John Bushell.
PDF by ANGEL (realnost-2005@yandex.ru)
 
Chapter 1: The Shaking of the Foundations
 The visions of the prophets have become an actual, physical possibility, and might become anhistorical reality.
Chapter 2: We Live in Two Orders
 We are not a lost generation because we are a suffering, destroyed generation. Each of us belongs to the eternal order, and the prophet speaks to all of us: Comfort ye, comfort ye, my people!
Chapter 3: The Paradox of the Beatitudes
 There is no distinction made between spiritual and material fulfillment. Those to whom Jesusspoke were in need of both.
Chapter 4: The Two Servants of Jahweh
 If we turn to the true servants and to the true God whom they serve, the God of history, weshall know of the future. For example, we can find the solution of the riddle of history as awhole, and of our particular history, in the figure of Cyrus in the service of the servant of Jahweh.
Chapter 5: Meditatioin: The Mystery of Time
 Mankind has always realized that there is something tearful about the flux of time, a riddlewhich we cannot solve, and the solution of which we could not stand.
Chapter 6: The Escape from God
 It is safe to say that a man who has never tried to flee God has never experienced the GodWho is really God.
Chapter 7: The Depth of Existence
 It may become of ultimate significance to us, when we see what is implied in the use of termslike "deep", "depth", and "profound", for the expression of our spiritual life. It may give us theimpulse to strive for our own depth.
Chapter 8: On the Transitoriness of Life
 Another order of things becomes visible. The natural law "from dust to dust" alone does notexplain the human situation. That man is bound to this law is the Divine reaction against theattempt of man to become like God.
Chapter 9:
 Jesus is called the Son of Man, the man from above, the true man, in whom the forces of separation and tragedy are overcome, not only in mankind but also in the universe.
Chapter 10: The Experience of the Holy
 When God is identified with an element in human nature, as in humanism, the terrifying andannihilating encounter with majesty becomes an impossibility.
Chapter 11: The Yoke of Religion
 These words of Jesus are universal, and fit every human being and every human situation.They are simple; they grasp the heart of the primitive as well as that of the profound,disturbing the mind of the wise.
 
Chapter 12: The Meaning of Providence
 Providence and reality seemed to be a matter of fact. But it never was, and never will be, amatter of fact.
Chapter 13: Knowledge Through Love
 God knows me, because He loves me; and I shall know Him face to face through a similar uniting, which is love and knowledge at the same time. Love lasts; love alone endures, andnothing else besides love, nothing independent of love.
Chapter 14: Doing the Truth
 Only those questions for truth which have challenged and disturbed centuries of practice have brought about a fundamental transformation of practice. This is true of the history of science,morals and religion.
Chapter 15: The Theologian
 We are first of all theologians. Therefore, it is most natural, although not most usual, for us toconsider our existence as theologians.
Chapter 16: The Witness of the Spirit to the Spirit
 The majesty of God is challenged, when we make Him the loving Father before we haverecognized Him as the condemning law, Whom we hate in the depths of our hearts.
Chapter 17: He Who Is the Christ
 Christ is neither the political "king of peace" whom the nations of all history expected, andwhom we expect today just as ardently; nor is He the heavenly "king of glory" whom themany visionaries of His day expected, and whom we also expect today. His mystery is more profound; it cannot be expressed through the traditional names.
Chapter 18: Waiting
 The condition of man's relation to God is first of all one of 
not 
having,
not 
seeing,
not 
knowing, and
not 
grasping. A religion in which that is forgotten, no matter how ecstatic or active or reasonable, replaces God by its own creation of an image of God.
Chapter 19: You Are Accepted
 There
is
a way of rediscovering the meaning, of sin and grace; the same way that leads usdown into the depth of our human existence.
Chapter 20: Born in a Grave
 "Who else than the Messiah can be born in a grave?"
Chapter 21: The Destruction of Death
 The frightful presence of death subjects man to bondage and servitude all his life, accordingto our text. So far as I stand in fear, I stand not in freedom; and I am not free to act as thesituation .demands, but am bound to act as the pictures and imaginations produced by my fear drive me to act.
Chapter 22: Behold, I Am Doing a New Thing
 When the ancient empires aged and died, their youth did not save them. And our younger generation will not save us, simply by virtue of the fact that it is young.

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