About the Society

The North American Paul Tillich Society is dedicated to the study of the thought of Paul Tillich (1886-1965) and the application of his works to other areas of human knowledge. The Society fosters scholarship and scholarly exchanges that analyze, criticize, and interpret the impact of Paul Tillich's ideas. It seeks to employ and adapt his thought to deal with contemporary issues in theology, religion, ethics, and the political, social, psychological, scientific, and artistic spheres of culture.

The North American Paul Tillich Society is linked to the German and French-speaking societies as well as Tillich societies in other nations. It publishes a quarterly bulletin that contains papers delivered at its annual meeting and at the "Tillich: Issues in Theology, Religion, and Culture" session at the American Academy of Religion.


  • President
    Verna Ehret, Mercyhurst Uiversity
  • President Elect
    Lawrence Whitney, Boston University
  • Vice President
    Bin Song, Washington College
  • Secretary Treasurer
    Frederick Parella, Santa Clara University
  • Past President
    Devan Stahl, School of Human Medicine, Michigan State University
  • Board of Directors
    Term Expiring 2019
    Ted Farris, New York City
    Charles Fox, SUNY Empire State College
    Ron Stone, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
    Term Expiring 2020
    Benjamin Chicka, Curry Colege
    Hannah Hofheinz, Phillips Exeter Academy
    Bin Song, Washington College
    Term Expiring 2021
    Johanne Stebbe Teglbaerg Kristensen, University of Copenhagen
    Russell Re Manning, Bath Spa University
    Duane Olson, McKendree University

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