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Author Tillich, Paul, 1886-1965.

Title Love, power, and justice : ontological analyses and ethical applications / Paul Tillich
Published London ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1960


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Description 127 pages ; 20 cm
Series Sprunt lectures
The Firth lectures
Firth lectures.
James Sprunt lectures.
Contents pt. 1. Problems, confusions, method: -- Intrinsic problems of love, power, and justice -- Relational problems of love, power, and justice -- pt. 2. Being and love: -- The ontological question -- An ontology of love -- pt. 3. Being and power: -- Being as the power of being -- A phenomenology of power -- Power and compulsion -- The ontological unity of love and power -- pt. 4. Being and justice: -- Justice as the form of being -- Principles of justice -- Levels of justice -- The ontological unity of justice, power, and love -- pt. 5. The unity of justice, love, and power in personal relations: -- Ontology and ethics -- Justice in personal encounters -- The unity of justice and love in personal encounters -- pt. 6. The unity of power, justice, and love in group relations: -- Structures of power in nature and society -- Power, justice, and love in the encounter of social groups -- pt. 7. The unity of love, power, and justice in the ultimate relation: -- God as the source of love, power, and justice -- Love, power, and justice in the holy community
Summary This book presents Paul Tillich at his very best--brief, clear, stimulating, provocative. Speaking with understanding and force, he makes a basic analysis of love, power, and justice, all concepts fundamental in the mutual relations of people, of social groups, and of humankind to God. His concern is to penetrate to the essential, or ontological foundation of the meaning of each of these words and thus save them from the vague talk, idealism, cynicism, and sentimentality with which they are usually treated. The basic unity of love, power, and justice is affirmed and described in terms that are fresh and compelling
Notes "A Galaxy book."
Given as Firth lectures in Nottingham, England, and as Sprunt lectures in Richmond, Virginia
Includes index
Subject Christian ethics.
Power (Philosophy)
LC no. 54006522
ISBN 0195002229