Great Throughts Treasury

This site is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Alan William Smolowe who gave birth to the creation of this database.

Helmut Thielicke

German Protestant Theologian and Rector of the University of Hamburg

"What is it but blasphemy when God is merely my means to an end? That takes its toll. If we turn God into a puppet of our desires (even when that happens by the pious route of prayer) then he shuts up his heaven and we find ourselves thrown back into the silence of our unredeemed life."

"Tell me how much you know of the sufferings of your fellow man and I will tell you how much you have loved them."