Rudolf Bultmann: Makers of the Modern Theological Mind Series
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How does modern science respond to the "obsolete" language of Scripture? Bultmann's lifelong task as a devout Lutheran was to "demythologize" the Bible's message so people could hear the Christian gospel and respond authentically. He expands on the form criticism of Hermann Gunkel and Martin Dibelius. 124 pages, softcover. Hendrickson.

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Title: Rudolf Bultmann: Makers of the Modern Theological Mind Series
By: Morris Ashcraft
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 124
Vendor: Hendrickson Publishers
Publication Date: 2016
Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.5 (inches)
Weight: 8 ounces
ISBN: 1619708132
ISBN-13: 9781619708136
Series: Makers of the Modern Theological Mind
Stock No: WW708136

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Morris Ashcraft provides a a brief biographical sketch and a reliable guide to Rudolf Bultmann's system of thought and his continuing theological influence. It is part of the classic Makers of the Modern Theological Mind series, recently made available again with new paperback cover designs.



How can modern scientific humanity understand the strange religious language of the Bible? This is one of the questions Rudolf Bultmann (1884-1976) spent his life answering. As a devout Lutheran committed to the Christian faith, Bultmann's concern was how to make Christianity intelligible in the twentieth century. His concept of demythologizing was part of his lifelong attempt to help people "hear" the Christian gospel and respond to it authentically. All of this originated out of a genuine pastoral concern to highlight the nature of New Testament faith. As Morris Ashcraft writes, "He stands alongside Karl Barth as a man who changed the direction of theology significantly and perhaps permanently."



In this book, along with a brief biographical sketch, Morris Ashcraft provides a concise and reliable guide to Bultmann's system of thought and his continuing influence.



The Makers of the Modern Theological Mind series remains a must-read for anyone eager to understand these theologians and their impact on today's church.



Author Bio

Dr. Bob E. Patterson is emeritus professor of religion at Baylor University.

Morris Ashcraft (1923-2011) was dean of the faculty and professor of theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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