Mimesis / Scholarship / Social Memory Criticism

Why does Le Donne Hate — hate with a passion hotter than a thousand suns — Bultmann

Kelber thought that what he was doing was a correction of the overly literary models of the form critics. Dunn claims to be returning to the interests of the “early” form critics, before they lost their way, but with a better “default setting”. via The Jesus Blog: What has Memory Research to do with Form Criticism?. Nah, I don’t think Le Donne actually hates Rudi B., but that title will get a rise out of Jim West. I have to admit that I’ve read both of Dr. Le Donne’s books and they are both important. I’m not going anywhere


Torrance on Bultmann (1)

Rudolf Bultmann is very much the founder historical criticism of the bible, adding much to the works of those who would seek to understand the historical Jesus apart from the Christ of faith. To be honest, I have yet to find the interest to read Bultmann, however important he may be to others. While reading Torrance’s work on the Incarnation, I came across a few moments of interaction with Bultmann (one-sided I am sure) on the matter of historical criticism. Before people vilify Bultmann, he was among those who spoke out against Nazism when so many German Christians were