13077Re: Tillich and the Demiurge
- Aug 9 12:40 AMSounds like Tillich studied the Kaballah at some point. Where did
you get your info? Is there a link?
blessings and peas
--- In email@example.com, "Mark" <larockpitts@...> wrote:
> Paul Tillich (1868-1965), a liberal Christian theologian, felt that
> concept of a "Personal God" as held by many main-line Christians
> concept that destroyed any meaningful idea of God. Instead, he
> of a "God" that was above this personal God, a "God above God,"
> he understood as the "Ground of Being." Since all language, when
> comes to describing God, is metaphorical and reflects the culture
> which it arose, I am wondering if Tillich--not intentionally or
> consciously--is merely restating, in the philosophical/theological
> idiom of his day, the Gnostic teaching, expressed in the
> philosophical/theological idiom of their day, of the God that is
> behind/above the creator God/Demiurge. I don't think Tillich
> called this "Personal God" evil, but he did see it as limiting and
> destructive to spirituality--a God that we had to "get beyond" to
> the true God.
> Also, thank you Cari for your thoughtful answer to my previous post-
> the three levels of initiation and their correlation to the temple
> very interesting.
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