Tillich, Paul (1886 – 1965)

A scarce two-page (one page, both sides) autograph letter signed by Paul Tillich (‘P. Tillich’).

The German philosopher writes to a friend from Dresden, no date. He refers to a mutual friend Ulrich, ‘He is of the opinion, even if he stayed here, he haven’t had any chance to talk to R. He advises that you should delay the thing and wait until there is a new government. He couldn’t do anything at the moment. I am very sorry that I create such problems. But it is important for me not to lose the discussion on theology.’

He goes on, ‘Many thanks for sending me the two essays. As expected I found the essay, I thought that had been lost, one day later … I was glad that you put the wording “unconditional requirement” in the foreground. This is also very important in my lectures.’

Four edge tears where the letter was folded, otherwise in generally fine condition.