KERYGMA AND HISTORY: A Symposium on the Theology of Rudolph Bultmann by

KERYGMA AND HISTORY: A Symposium on the Theology of Rudolph Bultmann

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is a companion volume to a symposium which appeared in 1953 under the title Kerygma and Myth, and underlines the fact that the debate has shifted from myth to history. Here is a volume where the nature of Bultmann's teaching is explicitly set forth, and by several men, some of whom were his students, and others his contemporaries. These nine authors are within the Lutheran tradition where this debate began, but they vary widely in their reaction to Bultmann. They extend, modify, criticize and contradict his ideas. The result is a very challenging book, which not only presents Bultmann's ideas, but challenges the reader to make up his mind about them. Certainly Bultmann's effect on Christian thinking has been tremendous. Here is an approach to understanding him which should help any preacher, teacher of religion, or theologian.

Pub Date: June 11th, 1962
Publisher: Abingdon Press