Paul Tillich Analysis

Additional Reading

(Critical Survey of Ethics and Literature)

Calâi, Grace. Paul Tillich, First-Hand: A Memoir of the Harvard Years. Introduction by Jerald C. Brauer. Chicago: Exploration Press, 1996. An interesting and readable biography of Tillich.

Crossman, Richard C. Paul Tillich: A Comprehensive Bibliography and Keyword Index of Primary and Secondary Writings in English. Matuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1983. A source book for titles of all of Paul Tillich’s writings in English and of articles, books, dissertations, theses, and reviews about Tillich.

Crossman, Richard C. Tillich. Philadelphia: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing, 1962. An interesting work that fiercely assails Tillich’s work in two areas: his view of God and his view of Revelation.

Grigg, Richard. Symbol and Empowerment: Paul Tillich’s Post-Theistic System. Macon, Ga.: Mercer University Press, 1985. This book examines the theological, philosophical, and psychological aspects of Tillich’s system of thought.

Johnson, Wayne G. Theological Method in Luther and Tillich. Washington, D.C.: University Press of America, 1981. Defends Tillich’s approach to theology by making comparisons at different points to the theology of Martin Luther.

Lyons, James R. The Intellectual Legacy of Paul Tillich. Detroit, Mich.: Wayne State University Press, 1969. Printed versions of lectures by three scholars as they evaluate Tillich as philosopher and theologian and as an observer of psychiatry. Includes brief biographical notes and a letter Tillich wrote to Thomas Mann in 1943.

Mahan, Wayne W. Tillich’s System. San Antonio, Tex.: Trinity University Press, 1974. A good outline of Tillich’s thought.

May, Rollo. Paulus: Reminiscences of a Friendship. New York: Harper and Row, 1973. Extremely personal glimpses of Tillich by the man recognized as his best friend during his thirty-two years in the United States.

Newport, John P. Paul Tillich. Waco, Tex.: Word Books, 1984. One of the best and most complete books on Tillich. Includes an excellent biographical section, plus chapters on Tillich’s views and evaluations of those views.

Stone, Ronald H. Paul Tillich’s Radical Social Thought. Atlanta: John Knox Press, 1980. Relates biographical information to Tillich’s social philosophy. This work contains some biographical material not found in older volumes.

Towne, Edgar A. Two Types of New Theism: Knowledge of God in the Thought of Paul Tillich and Charles Hartshorne. New York: Peter Lang, 1997. A good examination of Tillich’s thought process.