Theologian Paul Tillich upstaged by a simple preacher-Fiction!

Theologian Paul Tillich Upstaged by a Simple Preacher-

Fiction!

Summary of eRumor:
The famous theologian and philosopher Paul Tillich was speaking at the University of Chicago on “Baptist Day.”  He spoke for more than two hours, challenging the resurrection of Jesus.  At one point, a old African-American preacher stands up.  He’s munching on an apple and asks Dr. Tillich whether the apple is bitter of sweet.  Tillich tells the man that he can’t answer the question because he hasn’t tasted the apple.  The old preacher then says, “Neither have you tasted my Jesus.”

The Truth:

A spokesperson at the Divinity School at the University of Chicago says there’s no evidence that this exchange ever took place.  Additionally, he says there is no record of the school ever having a “Baptist Day” in its annual schedule.  Paul Tillich was on the faculty of the school from 1962 until his death in 1965.