myth, bultmann, new testament, redemptive history, mythical, theology, christianity, demythologizing, existentialism
Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
Is it necessary to add a new contribution to the dossier, already too voluminous, of the debate revolving around the publication of Rudolf Bultmann, former professor on the faculty of Protestant theology at Marburg, titled The New Testament and Mythology? This small pamphlet, which may be considered a manifesto and has since been reproduced by the author in a slightly different form, appeared for the first time in 1941 under the title Offenbarung und Heilsgeschehen. The purpose of the author is to make the New Testament language accessible to the modern mind by eliminating what he calls the "myth" and what I call "redemptive history" (Heilsgeschichte).
Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
"Rudolf Bultmann's Concept of Myth and the New Testament,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 27, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol27/iss1/2