By Paul Tillich
In 'A background of Christian Thought', Paul Tillich has complete the supremely tricky feat of constructing a piece without delay brilliantly authoritative and complete, whereas final transparent and uncluttered through scholarly annotation and debate. initially added as lectures on the Union Theological Seminary and on the Divinity college of the college of Chicago, this version has been beautifully edited through Carl E. Braaten of the Lutheran university of Theology in Chicago.
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This doctrine of epoche meant the resignation of judgment in every respect. For this reason these people went into the desert with a suit or gown. The later Christian monks followed them in this respect, because they also were in despair over the possibility of living in this world. Some of the skeptics of the ancient church were very serious people, and drew the consequences which our snobbistic skeptics today are usually unwilling to do, who have a very good time while doubting everything. The Greek skeptics retired from life in order to be consistent.
The purpose of this course is quite different, namely, to show those thoughts which have become accepted expressions of the life of the church. This is what the word "dogma" originally meant. The concept of dogma is one of those things which stand between the church and the secular world. Most secular people are afraid of the dogmas of the church, and not only secular people but also members of the churches themselves. "Dogma" is like a red cloth waved before the bull in a bull fight; it provokes anger or aggressiveness, and in some cases flight.
The The Preparation for Christianity io second is the way of despair, which was the way of people like Paul, Augustine, and Luther. " Here a mood is expressed which is reflected in many Pauline sayings, a mood that permeated late Judaism during the period between the Testaments. Many of these ideas left their imprint on the New Testament. E. T H E M Y S T E R Y RELIGIONS The mystery religions were also influential on early Christian theology. These mystery religions should not be equated with mysticism as such.