Theology: Revelation & History

Ever since World War II, German Protestantism has been dominated intellectually by Demythologizer Rudolf Bultmann and the existentialist theologies of his Marburg disciples. In recent years, however, Bultmann's radical skepticism concerning the historic character of Christian revelation has come under concerted attack by a spirited group of younger theologians known as the "Pannenberg circle," after Wolfhart Pannenberg of Mainz University. It is Bultmann's conviction that the Gospels tell almost nothing authentic or trustworthy about the Jesus of history. Pannenberg's answer is that Christianity is nothing if it is not historically...

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