Rudolf Karl Bultmann





Rudolf Karl Bultmann

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in Wiefelstede, Germany
August 20, 1884

died
July 30, 1976

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Rudolf Karl Bultmann (August 20, 1884, Wiefelstede – July 30, 1976, Marburg) was a German theologian of Lutheran background, who was for three decades professor of New Testament studies at the University of Marburg. He defined an almost complete split between history and faith, called demythology, writing that only the bare fact of Christ crucified was necessary for Christian faith


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“When reason has followed its road to the end, the point of crisis is reached and man is brought to the great question mark over his own existence.”
Rudolf Karl Bultmann, Faith and Understanding

“The historical method includes the presupposition that history is a unity in the sense of a closed continuum of effects in which individual events are connected by the succession of cause and effect....This closedness means that the continuum of historical happenings cannot be rent by the interference of supernatural transcendent powers and that therefore there is no "miracle" in this sense of the word.”
Rudolf Karl Bultmann

“Can Christian preaching expect modern man to accept the mythical view of the world as true? To do so would be both senseless and impossible. It would be senseless, because there is nothing specifically Christian in the mythical view of the world as such. It is simply the cosmology of a pre-scientific age.”
Rudolf Karl Bultmann