Paul Tillich, often considered a "christian existentialist", is one of the most important philosopher-theologians of the 20th century. For Tillich, the existential questions of human existence are associated with ontology (the study of being). To be correlated with these questions are the theological answers, themselves derived from Christian thought.
In this volume, Paul Tillich comes to grips with the central idea of his system—the doctrine of the Christ. Man's predicament is described as the state of "estrangement" from himself, from his world, and from the divine ground of his self and his world. This situation drives man to the quest for a new state of things, in which reconciliation and reunion conquer estrangement. This is the quest for the Christ.
Week 1: first half
Week 2: second half (end)