THE PROMISE OF BULTMANN by Norman Perrin

THE PROMISE OF BULTMANN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The present work is designed solely to introduce the general reader to the theology of Rudolph Bultmann, perhaps the greatest, and certainly the most controversial, New Testament scholar of the twentieth century. The prime virtue of this small book is that it provides a solid and succinct summary of Bultmann's thought, a digest in which the author's enthusiasm and admiration for his subject are combined with an unusual sense of critical judgment. The result is a translation into layman's language of theological concepts that have hitherto, because of their complexity, largely been misunderstood by the non-professional theologian. Of particular interest in that regard are the chapters on history, the historicity of man and eschatology, and on the demythologizing and existential interpretation of the documents of faith. Excellent for collateral reading at college level, and for interested layman of all faiths.

Pub Date: May 5th, 1969
Publisher: Lippincott