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Primitive Christianity in its Contemporary Setting

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Bultmann examines the origins of Christianity in other religious traditions including Judaism, Greek paganism & the mystery religions.
Translator's Preface
The Old Testament Heritage
The Greek Heritage
Primitive Christianity
Bibliography & Notes
Index of Names & Subjects
Paperback, 241 pages
Published 1967 by Meridian Books/World Publishing Co. (Cleveland, OH) (first published 1949)
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Wyatt Houtz
Demythologizing is dated, however bultmann's summary of primitive christianity theories and comparisons makes this bultmann's most useful book, even if you disagree with him.
Erik Graff
Jan 24, 2014 Erik Graff rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Christians
Recommended to Erik by: Dennis Haas
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This is a very good, conservative introduction to the ideological and cultural background of early Christianity.
Excised from the controvery of Bultmann, this text would make a fine choice for 100-200 level course.
Alan Swartz
Primitive Christianity in its contemporary setting by Rudolf Karl Bultmann (1956)
Joe Spencer
Definitely the work of Bultmann.
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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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