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Bultmann, Rudolf Karl

Born: 1884 AD
Died: 1976 AD
Nationality: German
Categories: Theologian

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.