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Book Title:

The Courage To Be

Book Author:

Paul Tillich

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Contributor Notes:

Reader has underlined “I am that which must never surpass itslef”, and  they have written “self negation for greatest possible affirmation next to the underlined text “he continues, and shows in these words that for him self- affirmation includes self-negation, not for the sake of negation but for the sake of the greatest possible affirmation, for what he calls “power”. They have also written “Me” next to underlined text stating ” This obedience which is included in commanding is the opposite of submissiveness. The latter is the cowardice which does not dare to risk itself. The submissive self is the opposite of the self-affirming self, even if it is submissive to a God. It wants to escape the pain of hurting and being hurt.”