Paul Tillich (1886–1965) is widely regarded as one of the most influential theologians of the 20th century. By bringing his thought together with the theology and practices of an important contemporary Christian movement, Pentecostalism, this volume provokes active, productive, critical, and creative dialogue with a broad range of theological topics. These essays stimulate robust conversation, engage on common ground regarding the work of the Holy Spirit, and offer significant insights into the universal concerns of Christian theology and Paul Tillich and his legacy.
1. Why is the "Correlation" between Paul Tillich and Pentecostal Theology Important, and Who Cares?
2. Spiritual Power and Spiritual Presence: The Contemporary Renaissance in Pneumatology in Light of a Dialogue between Pentecostal Theology and Tillich
3. Spirit and Nature: Pentecostal Pneumatology in Dialogue with Tillich’s Pneumatological Ontology
4. To the Ground of Being and Beyond: Toward a Pentecostal Engagement with Ontology
5. God as Being and Trinity: Pentecostal-Tillichian Interrogations
Steven M. Studebaker
6. Tillich’s Picture of Jesus as the Christ: Toward a Theology of the Spirit’s Saving Presence
Terry L. Cross
7. Spiritual Presence: The Role of Pneumatology in Paul Tillich’s Theology
Frank D. Macchia
8. Pneumatological Participation: Embodiment, Sacramentality, and the Multidimensional Unity of Life
9. Tillich’s Sacramental Spirituality in a New Key: A Feminist Pentecostal Proposal
Lisa P. Stephenson
10. Political Theology from Tillich to Pentecostalism in Africa
11. What Have Pentecostals to do with "The Religion of the Concrete Spirit"? Tillich’s Theology of Religions in Twenty-First Century Global Renewal Context
12. The Demonic from the Protestant Era to the Pentecostal Era: An Intersection of Tillichian and Pentecostal Demonologies and its Implications
13. Eschatology in the Theology of Paul Tillich and the ‘Toronto Blessing’: The Ontological and Relational Implications of Love
14. Paul Tillich, Pentecostalism, and the Early Frankfurt School: A Critical Constellation
15. Socialist Spirit in Tillich, Pentecostalism, and the Neoliberal Demonic Today
Mark Lewis Taylor
16. A Spirited Encounter: The Promise of Ecstasis and the Constraints of Supranaturalism
John J. Thatamanil
List of Contributors
"While respecting certain, perhaps unbridgeable differences, this book draws some surprising and fascinating points of comparison. It illuminates aspects of Pentecostal Christianity and Tillichian theology by bringing them together in compelling and highly creative ways."
Daniel J. Peterson
"This is the first sustained encounter between the theological thought of one of the greatest modern Protestant theologians, Paul Tillich, and one of the most significant contemporary movements in Christianity, Pentecostalism."
Russell Re Manning
Bath Spa University
"This book does great justice to Tillich's theological legacy. It is a must read for Pentecostal theologians and Tillich scholars.... Highly recommended."
"For Tillichians, this book enriches our context for appreciating his theology of the Spirit.Vol. 32. 2 Fall 2016"
Toronto Journal of Theology
"These essays are remarkably clear and well-balanced. The essayists read Tillich empathetically and acutely, noting both the prospective values in Tillich for Pentecostals as well as points of divergence and disagreement."