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Bahr, Ehrhard. “Paul Tillich and the Problem of a German Exile Government in the United States.” Yearbook of German American Studies 21 (1986): 1–12.

Discusses Tillich's relationship to government after he left Germany.

Bulman, Raymond F. “Paul Tillich and the Millennialist Heritage.” Theology Today 53 (January 1997): 464–76.

Examines the biblical origins of Christian millennialism, its role in the early church, the various resurgences of millennialism throughout history and modern times, and specifically, the millennialism of Tillich.

Byrd, Max. “Johnson's Spiritual Anxiety.” Modern Philology: A Journal Devoted to Research in Medieval and Modern Literature 78, No. 4 (May 1981): 368–78.

Applies Tillich's theories to the prose of Samuel Johnson.

Cobb, Kelton. “Reconsidering the Status of Popular Culture in Tillich's Theology of Culture.Journal of the American Academy of Religion 63 (Spring 1995): 53–84.

Argues that Tillich's Theology of Culture is biased greatly toward high culture over that of material culture.

Cremer, Douglas J. “Protestant Theology in Early Weimar Germany: Barth, Tillich, and Bultmann.” Journal of the History of Ideas 56 (April 1995): 289–307.

Analysis of Tillich and other German Protestant theologians, Karl Barth and Rudolph Bultmann, after World War I.

Dourly, John P. “Jacob Boehme and Paul Tillich on Trinity and God: Similarities and Differences.” Religious Studies 31 (December 1995): 429–45.

Explores Tillich's use of central motifs taken from the seventeenth-century German mystic, Jacob Boehme.

Dreisbach, Donald F. Symbols and Salvation: Paul Tillich's Doctrine of Religious Symbols and his Interpretation of the Symbols of the Christian Tradition. Lanham, MA: University Press of America, 1993.

Book-length study dedicated to Tillich's analysis of religious symbolism.

Grube, Dirk-Martin. “A Critical Reconstruction of Paul Tillich's Epistemology.” Religious Studies 33 (March 1997): 67–80.

Provides a critical evaluation of Tillich's notion of epistemology.

Matteson, John T. “The Little Lower Layer: Anxiety and The Courage To Be in Moby Dick.Harvard Theological Review 81, No. 1 (January 1988): 97–116.

Analyzes the influence of Moby Dickon Tillich's writings.

McCandless, David. “Beckett and Tillich: Courage and Existence in Waiting for Godot.Philosophy and Literature 12, No. 1 (April 1988): 48–57.

Discussion of Irish writer Samuel Beckett's play Waiting for Godot as compared to Tillich's The Courage To Be.

Need, Stephen W. “Holiness and Idolatry: Coleridge and Tillich on the Nature of Symbols.” Theology 99 (January/February 1996): 45–52.

Explores the views of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Tillich on the nature of symbols.

Niebuhr, Reinhold. “A Window into the Heart of a Giant.” New York Times Book Review, 72 (10 May 1970): 6, 34.

Offers mixed analysis of My Travel Diary, 1936: Between Two Worlds, praising Tillich as “so much of a giant that even an insignificant travel diary may be regarded as a ‘window to the heart of a creative influence in American life.’”

Novak, David. “Buber and Tillich.” Journal of Ecumenical Studies 29 (Spring 1992): 159–74.

Compares the varied religious dialogues of German Jewish theologian Martin Buber and Tillich.

Nuovo, Victor. “Tillich and Emerson.” Journal of the American Academy of Religion 52 (December 1984): 709–22.

Discussion of the writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson in relation to Tillich.

Scharlemann, Robert P. “Can Religion Be Understood Philosophically?” International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 38 (December (1995): 93–101.

Adresses the question of whether religion can be understood philosophically.

Stackhouse, Max L. “Humanism After Tillich.” First Things No. 72 (April 1997): 24–8.

Discussion of Tillich's combination of religion and humanism and the relevance of his ideas to a global society.

Additional coverage of Tillich's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Contemporary Authors, Vols. 5-8, 25-28; Contemporary Authors New Revision Series, Vol. 33; and Major 20th-Century Writers, Vols. 1, 2.

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