Rudolf Bultmann Quotes (3 quotes)
“Christian life is not realized in developing the personality or in shaping human community and somehow changing the world but in turning away from the world and becoming free of it.”
New Testament and Mythology and Other Basic Writings (1984), p. 13
“Freedom from the world is, in principle, not asceticism, but rather a distance from the world for which all participation in things worldly takes place in the attitude of as if not.”
New Testament and Mythology and Other Basic Writings (1984), p. 18
“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in that grey twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.”
The Strenuous Life: Essays and Addresses (1900), Speech to Hamilton Club, Chicago, Ill., 10 Apr. 1899
“Being an artist means ceasing to take seriously that very serious person we are when we are not an artist.”
―Jose Ortega y Gasset
The Dehumanization of Art (1948)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsRudolf Bultmann
Bio: Rudolf Karl Bultmann was a German Lutheran theologian and New Testament scholar who was one of the major figures of 20th century biblical studies and a prominent voice in liberal Christianity. Bultmann was for three decades professor of New Testament Studies at the University of Marburg.