CHRIST WITHOUT MYTH by Schubert M. Ogden


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The theological work of Rudolph Bultmann pointing to the necessity of demythologizing much of the New Testament to make it pertinent and comprehensible to the world of today has made a great impact on contemporary theology. Some have viewed his writing with understanding and approval, some with understanding and alarm, others with misunderstanding and confusion. Mr. Schubert M. Ogden, in this critical study of Rudolph Bultmann does him a great service in sympathetically analyzing and evaluating his thought, but he is concerned to carry his thinking even further along the of demythologizing. For example, Ogden writes: ""The only ground of salvation New known anything about in the primordial love of God, which is indeed in the Christ, but in by no means simply to be identified with ."" With such declarations controversy is surely invited, but an honest study of such a book this by scholar will generate more light than heat. This is not for more .

Pub Date: Sept. 27th, 1961
Publisher: Harper