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Paul Tillich

1886 - 1965

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Paul Johannes Tillich (August 20, 1886 – October 22, 1965) was a German-American Christian existentialist philosopher, religious socialist, and Lutheran theologian who was one of the most influential theologians of the twentieth century. Tillich taught at German universities before immigrating to the United States in 1933, where he taught at Union Theological Seminary, Harvard University, and the University of Chicago. For the general public, Tillich wrote the well-received The Courage to Be (1952) and Dynamics of Faith (1957). His major three-volume Systematic Theology (1951–1963) was for theologians; in many points it was an answer to existentialist critique of Christianity.Tillich's work attracted scholarship from other influential thinkers like Karl Barth, Reinhold Niebuhr, H. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Tillich has received more than 1,223,247 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia. Paul Tillich is the 388th most popular philosopher (down from 375th in 2019), the 200th most popular biography from Poland (down from 177th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Polish Philosopher.

Paul Tillich was a German-American theologian who was most famous for his systematic theology.

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Among philosophers, Paul Tillich ranks 388 out of 1,081Before him are George Santayana, Maurice Halbwachs, Abu Yusuf, Julius Caesar Scaliger, Siger of Brabant, and Bartolus de Saxoferrato. After him are Saadia Gaon, Karl Rahner, John of Salisbury, Johannes Althusius, Guan Zhong, and Han Yu.

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Among people born in 1886, Paul Tillich ranks 38Before him are Jun'ichirō Tanizaki, Michael Curtiz, Edward C. Tolman, Carl-Heinrich von Stülpnagel, Kurt Koffka, and Aron Nimzowitsch. After him are Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Henri Coandă, Archibald Hill, Garegin Nzhdeh, Raymond A. Spruance, and Jisaburō Ozawa. Among people deceased in 1965, Paul Tillich ranks 28Before him are Jun'ichirō Tanizaki, Dorothea Lange, Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood, Prince Wilhelm, Duke of Södermanland, La Belle Otero, and Edogawa Ranpo. After him are Frederick Fleet, Joseph Erlanger, Sālote Tupou III, Louis Hjelmslev, Bernard Baruch, and David O. Selznick.

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Among people born in Poland, Paul Tillich ranks 200 out of 1,454Before him are Henryk Górecki (1933), Adam Jerzy Czartoryski (1770), Hans Lammers (1879), Hermann Balck (1893), Józef Gosławski (1908), and Günter Blobel (1936). After him are Andrzej Duda (1972), Otto von Below (1857), Hermann Grassmann (1809), Nikolaus von Falkenhorst (1885), Stanislaus of Szczepanów (1030), and Theresa Kunegunda Sobieska (1676).


Among philosophers born in Poland, Paul Tillich ranks 10Before him are Christian Wolff (1679), Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768), Jakob Böhme (1575), Judah Loew ben Bezalel (1512), Alfred Tarski (1901), and Günther Anders (1902). After him are Heinrich Rickert (1863), Leszek Kołakowski (1927), Chaïm Perelman (1912), Roman Ingarden (1893), Florian Znaniecki (1882), and Johannes Bugenhagen (1485).