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In the tapestry of existential thought, both Irvin D. Yalom and Paul Tillich paint a vivid picture of the human condition, uniquely grounded in their respective disciplines of psychology and theology. Together, their insights reveal a profound understanding of the challenges of our age and offer transformative responses to them.
The Existential Challenge
Yalom presents us with the four fundamental "givens" of existence: death, freedom, isolation, and meaninglessness. These inescapable truths shape our psyche, often evoking anxiety and inner turmoil. We grapple with the knowledge of our mortality, the weight of our choices, the inevitable solitude of our inner world, and the challenge of finding genuine meaning in a transient life.
Paul Tillich, on the other hand, observes our existential anxieties through a theological lens. He perceives our era as one marked by doubt, spiritual emptiness, and a struggle for authenticity. For Tillich, God isn't a distant entity but the very "Ground of Being." Facing the abyss of existential dread, he calls us to muster "The Courage to Be" – a courage that transcends doubt and affirms life in its entirety.
The Existential Invitation
Despite Tillich and Yalom’s different disciplines and dispositions toward the divine, they share a number of provocative pathways of response we will explore including the call to...
Embrace Your Mortality
Champion Your Freedom
Connect Despite Isolation
Seek Meaning Amidst the Void
In setting Yalom and Tillich in conversation,, we are invited to confront our existential anxieties head-on, not with despair, but with a courage infused with understanding, compassion, and spiritual depth. The challenges of our age are real, but so too are the possibilities for transformation, connection, and genuine living.
Embrace the journey.
By the end of the course, you will have...