- It is not enough to demythologize texts with Bultmann. Before doing such, the world and human beings need to be demytholoigzed, in, say, their self-mastery, their ideology, and the religious superstition to which they have surrendered. This takes place in the power of the gospel. This power streamed forth from Weigle. I will never forget his funeral.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
The Gospel Demythologizes Us
Mike Bird has a good post about NT scholar Ernst Kasemann (including quite the endorsement from N. T. Wright, who is, you know, kind of a big deal). Bird offers a few comments about his own view of Kasemann’s work that you may care to see, but even more interesting are some of Kasemann’s quotes about discipleship. Here is the one I liked best: