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Essays: Philosophical and Theological 1st edition

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Essays: Philosophical and Theological by Rudolf Bultmann. Published by SCM 1955. Hardback. Textured Boards . No dust jacket. Edges are marked. General condition is good. Name of previous owner on fly leaf.

Rudolf Karl Bultmann was a German Lutheran theologian and professor of New Testament at the University of Marburg. He was one of the major figures of early 20th century biblical studies and a prominent voice in liberal Christianity. Bultmann is known for his belief that the historical analysis of the New Testament is both futile and unnecessary, given that the earliest Christian literature showed little interest in specific locations. Bultmann argued that all that matters is the "thatness", not the "whatness" of Jesus,[a] i.e. only that Jesus existed, preached and died by crucifixion matters, not what happened throughout his life. Bultmann relied on demythologization, an approach interpreting the mythological elements in the New Testament existentially. Bultmann contended that only faith in the kerygma, or proclamation, of the New Testament was necessary for Christian faith, not any particular facts regarding the historical Jesus.

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Hardback
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335
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SCM
Title:
Essays: Philosophical and Theological

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Essays: Philosophical and Theological by Rudolf Bultmann. Published by SCM 1955. Hardback. Textured Boards . No dust jacket. Edges are marked. General condition is good. Name of previous owner on fly leaf.

Rudolf Karl Bultmann was a German Lutheran theologian and professor of New Testament at the University of Marburg. He was one of the major figures of early 20th century biblical studies and a prominent voice in liberal Christianity. Bultmann is known for his belief that the historical analysis of the New Testament is both futile and unnecessary, given that the earliest Christian literature showed little interest in specific locations. Bultmann argued that all that matters is the "thatness", not the "whatness" of Jesus,[a] i.e. only that Jesus existed, preached and died by crucifixion matters, not what happened throughout his life. Bultmann relied on demythologization, an approach interpreting the mythological elements in the New Testament existentially. Bultmann contended that only faith in the kerygma, or proclamation, of the New Testament was necessary for Christian faith, not any particular facts regarding the historical Jesus.

Added value:
1st edition
Author(s):
Bultmann R
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
22x14x2cm
Edition:
1st edition
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
335
Publisher:
SCM
Title:
Essays: Philosophical and Theological

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