|born on||20 August 1884 at 05:45 (= 05:45 AM )|
|Place||Wiefelstede, Germany, 53n15, 8e07|
|Timezone||LMT m8e07 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||27°32' 18°33 Asc. 06°04'|
German Lutheran theologian and New Testament scholar who was one of the major figures of 20th century biblical studies and a prominent voice in liberal Christianity.
At age 19 Bultmann began his theological studies at the University of Tübingen. By 1912 he had completed his qualifying studies and was appointed a lecturer at the University of Marburg. There followed appointments at Breslau (1916) and Giessen (1920). In 1921 he was appointed professor of New Testament at Marburg, where he remained until his retirement in 1951.
In 1921 Bultmann published his Geschichte der synoptischen Tradition (History of the Synoptic Tradition), an analysis of the traditional material used by the Evangelists Matthew, Mark, and Luke and an attempt to trace its history in the tradition of the church prior to their use of it. This proved to be a seminal work, and it established Bultmann’s reputation as a scholar. He followed it with a book on Jesus (Jesus, 1926; Jesus and the Word, 1934), in which the beginning of his own theological position can be traced. Between 1922 and 1928 he had as a colleague at Marburg the German existentialist philosopher Martin Heidegger, whose Sein und Zeit (Being and Time) was published in 1927. Heidegger was enormously influential upon Bultmann, in part because Bultmann felt that he was developing, in philosophical terms, an analysis of human existence that was strikingly parallel to the understanding of human existence implied by the theologies of Paul and John, as Bultmann interpreted them.
He died 30 July 1976, Marburg.
Arno Müller, vol 2
- Vocation : Religion : Other Religion (theologian)