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Here, and he does a fine job with it too. As a teaser, here’s something Berger points out that I sure didn’t know:

“(Heidegger, by the way, had been a student in one of Bultmann’s seminars in Marburg. It is there that Heidegger, who soon afterward became an enthusiastic Nazi, met and had an affair with Hannah Arendt, the brilliant young Jewish woman who much later became an influential American philosopher. But that is another story.)”

Yes, that’s the same Arendt of Eichmann in Jerusalem fame. Among other unexpected tidbits, Berger discusses the relationship of Bultmann’s view of mythology to global Pentecostalism.

For more on the relationship of Bultmann and Heidegger, see Otto Pöggeler’s Philosophie und hermeneutische Theologie: Heidegger, Bultmann und die Folgen, and on Bultmann see William Dennison’s study, The Young Bultmann: Context for His Understanding of God, 1884-1925 (Peter Lang 2008). Both are noted here.

Bultmann and Heidegger

 

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