German/American, philosopher-theologian who was involved in the German religious-SOCIALIST movement before opposition to Hitler and National SOCIALISM led to his dismissal from the University of Frankfurt in 1933. In the United States, where he taught at Union Theological Seminary, Tillich's work combined PLATONISM, medieval MYSTICISM, German IDEALISM and EXISTENTIALISM. His best known books are Systematic Theology (1963), The Courage to Be (1952) and Theology of Culture (1959).

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