1884 – Bultmann was born in Wiefelstede on the 20th of August.
1910 – He received his degree from Marburg with a dissertation on the Epistles of St Paul.
1921 – After brief lectureships at Breslau and Giessen, he returned to Marburg as a full professor.
1941 – He applied form criticism to the Gospel of John, in which he distinguished the presence of a lost Signs Gospel on which John, alone of the evangelists, depended.
– He was member of the Confessing Church and critical towards National Socialism.
– He spoke out against the mistreatment of Jews, against nationalism excesses and against the dismissal of non-Aryan Christian ministers.
1976 – He died on the 30th of July.