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Session 1: Faith

Paul Tillich (1886 – 1965) was an philosopher and theologian who is widely regarded as one of the most influential theologians of the twentieth century.

Among the general public, he is best known for his works The Courage to Be (1952) and Dynamics of Faith (1957), which introduced issues of theology and modern culture to a general readership. Theologically, he is best known for his major three-volume work Systematic Theology (1951–63) in which he developed his "method of correlation", an approach of exploring the symbols of Christian revelation as answers to the problems of human existence raised by contemporary existential philosophical analysis.

In this session we explore a religionless approach to faith inspired by the chapter "What is Faith" from The Dynamics of Faith.

In this article, Tillich offers a religionless definition of faith as Ultimate Concern.