Paul Tillich: “The Eternal Now”
This week: Paul Tillich, recommended by Elaine Bielenberg. Here is his chapter from “The Eternal Now” on the environmental crisis, an “existential threat” as we now say, to all of us. It’s a long read, but not as dense as the reading from Niebuhr last week. Niebuhr himself help facilitate Tillich’s emigration from Germany in 1933. Tillich had come into Nazi disfavor, and when Hitler became chancellor that same year and had him dismissed from his post at the University of Frankfurt — well, it was time to leave.