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From Paul Tillich

Tillich, Paul
September 22, 1953
Ascona, Switzerland
Martin Luther King, Jr. - Education


Dear Mr. King,

I have received your letter while travelling in Europe till Christmas. I don’t know anybody who has written about the subject you are interested in. But maybe you should ask my former assistant Prof. John Dillenburger, Columbia University, Department of Religion. The only unpublished material of which I could think are the propositions for my lectures in Systematic Theology a copy of which you could get from my assistant Mr. Werner Rode, Union Theological Seminary New York.1

Sincerely yours
[signed] Paul

PS. I am very much interested in your subject.

1. King later wrote letters to Rode and Dillenberger. See King to Werner Rode, 1 December 1953, pp. 221–222 in this volume; and King to John Dillenberger, 1 December 1953, MLKP-MBU.


MLKP, MBU, Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers, 1954-1968, Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, Boston University, Boston, Mass.