Paul Tillich on History and Socialism


  •   Elena Ene Draghici-Vasilescu


Paul Tillich believes that the sacred and human history undergo a parallel development, which is ‘punctuated’ from time to time by the ‘breaking’ of the former within the latter during moments of special significance, kairoi; these become “centers” of human history. Such a ‘center’ must not be comprehended either in terms of quantity, or as a midpoint between past and future, or as a particular moment, but as something that makes coherent the manifestation of the Kingdom of God within the human collective existence. One of the understanding the German Theologian has concerning human history is that it is a succession of such ‘centers’. This is an ‘evolutionary’ view within the history of ideas, and a topic I dealt with in my work.

Keywords: Centers of History, History of Salvation (Heilsgeschichte), Kairos, Paul Tillich, Revelation, Socialism


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How to Cite
Draghici-Vasilescu, E. E. (2023). Paul Tillich on History and Socialism. European Journal of Theology and Philosophy, 3(2), 1–8.