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Department
Religious Studies
Course
RELS 310
Professor
Pamela Holmes
Semester
Winter

Description
Religion31001302014Week4Jan302014PaperProposaldueFeb13RudolfBultmannBornin18851976inGermanystIsconsideredoneoftheleading21scholarsandtheologiansofhistimeInfluenceinbiblicalstudiescontinuesaswellasothermethodsoftheologySonofaLutheranpastorandgrandfatherisamissionaryStudiedinBerlinReturnedtoMarburgandstayedasaprofessorofnewtestamentstudiesMemberoftheConfessingChurchcriticaltowardsnationalsocialismtowardstheprewarperiodbutdidnottakeasmuchasastanceasBonheofferdidnotdomuchtoaddresstheantiSemitismThekeyistounderstandhisunderstandingoftheNTtextandlinkedtothephilosophyorMartinWantedtoremovestumblingblocksJeffersonBibleThomasJeffersondecidedlikeBultmannthatthebibledidnotneedanythingthatwasmiraculousinordertomakeitarationalHowdowehelppeoplegetoverthestumblingblocksofthemiraculousFormCriticismThepreachingofChristisculticlegendandtheGospelsareextendedcultlegendsStoriesofJesusarelegendsandnothistoricallyaccurateTheHistoryofthesynoptictraditioncreatesformcriticismwhereBultmannlookstogetbehindDeterminedistinctiveemphasesofearlykerygmapreachingaboutJesusBaultmannsaysthatwehaveMatthewLukePaulJohnwhohavemadewrittenreportsabouttheeventHewantstotrytogetbacktothoseoriginalinitialeventsBultmannthinksthattheydidsomethingfortheprimitivechurchHesuggestthattheunderlyingstoryaboutJesusinthebiblearefixedliteraryformsSitzimLebenFormEarlyChurchUsePronouncementStoriesApologeticandpolemicwithnonbelieversapophthegmsShortsayingssaidinabriefcontextFunnyandcommoninGreekliteratureofthedayDominicalsayingsSayingsofthelordExhortationandchurchdisciplineparanesisPropheticandapocalypticsayingsEdificationandvitalityofthepropheticspiritUsedtokeepthechurchaliveStoriesaboutJesusRecruitmentpropagandaproofofmessiahshipSettingAshesatatDinnerinLevishouseQuestionwhydoesheeatwithtaxcollectorsandsinnersSayingThosewhoarewellhavenoneedofaphysicianbutthosewhoaresickIhavecometocallnottherighteousbutsinnersSitzimLebenapologetictellswhyearlyChristianshungoutwithsinnersAsthisstoryisbeingtolditeventuallytakesalifeoftheirownandtakesonthisformsothatitiseasiertorememberBythetimethegospelwritesgetthemtheyarealreadyinthatformThisisBultmannscontributionBultmannbelievesthatallthedominicalsayingsaregeneralsayingthatanyonecouldofsaidHealingMiracleMark12931FrameassoonastheyleftthesynagoguetheyenteredthehouseofSimonandAndrewithJamesandJohnDescriptionNowSimonsmotherinlawwasinbedwithafeverInvitationtoldhimaboutheratonceGesturehecameandtookherbyhehandandliftedherupHealingthenthefeverleftherDemonstrationandshebegantoservethemBultmanninwritingthesestoriesframeshavebeenconstructedwecannottrusttheseframesBultmanndoesnotcareaboutthehealingprocesshecaresaboutthehopethatJesusbringswhenwetellastoryabouthimhealingOncethishistoricalthingsarestrippedhecanfocusonhistheologyFormshelpusnoticedifferencesBultmannbelieveshistoricalJessexistsbutclaimsthatasaLutheranhemustmakethestatementthatnothingisforsureAnyattempttodemonstratethehistoricalfoundationoffaithisaworkandbeliefisabeliefAnyattempttoprovefaithisunnecessaryHebelievesininstancesandeventsUpuntiltheenlightenmentwewouldhavebeentaughtthatJesusisthesonofGodBultmannsaysnottostartwiththeology
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