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  Tatiana Lifintseva. The reception of Martin Heidegger’s ideas in the Systematic Theology by Paul Tillich
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Tatiana Lifintseva. The reception of Martin Heidegger’s ideas in the Systematic Theology by Paul Tillich

The reception of M. Heidegger's ideas by the 20th century theology remains an important topic of research for both historians of philosophy and theologians. Heidegger put forward a variety of notions regarding the specific character of human existence which proved to be of great importance for the theology of the 20th century. Paul Tillich, an outstanding philosopher and Protestant theologian, built an ontological system similar to the one by Heidegger, but based on religious premises. Tillich believed that Heidegger's philosophy, which founded its doctrine of man on an explanation of human existence, proved to be, however unintentionally, so close to Christian anthropology that it may be possible to speak of Heidegger's thought, his professed atheism notwithstanding, as latently “theonomic”.

 

Keywords: Ultimate concern, sacred and profane, finitude, temporality, being-to-death, anxiety, desertedness, genuine and ungenuine existence