Theology, Culture, and Crisis: Tillich’s Method of Correlation and the Black Lives Matter Movement

I argue that Tillich’s early articulation of his method of correlation establishes a foundation that remains continuous throughout Tillich’s mature development of the method. Though susceptible to criticisms, Tillich’s method of correlation helps lay a groundwork for a dynamic theology of culture th...

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Published in:International yearbook for Tillich research
Main Author: Rothchild, Jonathan
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: De Gruyter 2017
In: International yearbook for Tillich research
Year: 2017, Volume: 12, Issue: 1, Pages: 87-108
IxTheo Classification:CD Christianity and Culture
FD Contextual theology
KAJ Church history 1914-; recent history
KDD Protestant Church
NCC Social ethics
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
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Summary:I argue that Tillich’s early articulation of his method of correlation establishes a foundation that remains continuous throughout Tillich’s mature development of the method. Though susceptible to criticisms, Tillich’s method of correlation helps lay a groundwork for a dynamic theology of culture that can inform current responses to racialized violence and serve as a useful interlocutor with womanist theologians and the Black Lives Matter movement. I aim 1) to redress tendencies of scholars to underappreciate continuities between Tillich’s early and later writings and 2) to demonstrate that Tillich’s method of correlation remains relevant for contemporary crises that challenge theological and cultural imaginations.
ISSN:2190-7455
Contains:In: International yearbook for Tillich research
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1515/tillich-2017-0106