The Courage to Be

  • by Paul Tillich
  • Narrated by Mort Crim
  • 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this classic and deeply insightful book, one of the world's most eminent philosophers describes the dilemma of modern man and points a way to conquering the problem of anxiety. The book is published by Yale University Press.

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What the Critics Say

"Were I to choose the most significant book in religion published in the second half of the twentieth century, my choice would easily fall upon Paul Tillich's The Courage to Be." (Peter J. Gomes, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in The Memorial Church, Harvard University)

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The best ontological work Iv'e ever read.

What made the experience of listening to The Courage to Be the most enjoyable?

I was very sick of shallow treatments of this subject in my "evangelical bubble". This work was not only informative, but challenging! I hope to find more works like this in the future.


What aspect of Mort Crim’s performance would you have changed?

It was quite dry, but some how his stately sound made sense for the material.


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book made me examine my motives and identity.


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- joseph s. hill

An essential read for the sophisticated seeker.

What made the experience of listening to The Courage to Be the most enjoyable?

I enjoyed every minute of it. I listened to the book several times as it is not an easy book to comprehend in just one reading.


What did you like best about this story?

Tillich is deep and is worth spending a great deal of time investigating. This is a timeless piece of true psychological and philosophical thought.


What does Mort Crim bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His voice was pleasant and easy to listen to as I re-listened to the book several times.


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- D. Raynal

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-30-2010
  • Publisher: University Press Audiobooks