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Rudolf Bultmann

1884 - 1976

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Rudolf Karl Bultmann (German: [ˈbʊltman]; 20 August 1884 – 30 July 1976) was a German Lutheran theologian and professor of the New Testament at the University of Marburg. He was one of the major figures of early-20th-century biblical studies. A prominent critic of liberal theology, Bultmann instead argued for an existentialist interpretation of the New Testament. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rudolf Bultmann has received more than 382,509 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Rudolf Bultmann is the 283rd most popular philosopher (down from 278th in 2019), the 608th most popular biography from Germany (down from 576th in 2019) and the 40th most popular German Philosopher.

Rudolf Bultmann is most famous for his work in formulating the "demythologization" of the Bible.

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Among philosophers, Rudolf Bultmann ranks 283 out of 1,081Before him are Alexander of Aphrodisias, G. E. Moore, Houston Stewart Chamberlain, Priscus, Bruno Bauer, and Panaetius. After him are Arnaldus de Villa Nova, Anacharsis, A. S. Neill, Nicolai Hartmann, Félix Guattari, and Roscellinus.

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Among people born in 1884, Rudolf Bultmann ranks 27Before him are Otto Fritz Meyerhof, Yevgeny Zamyatin, Lion Feuchtwanger, Edward Sapir, Rajendra Prasad, and Vincent Auriol. After him are Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, Emil Jannings, Casimir Funk, Max Beckmann, Carl Friedrich Goerdeler, and Prince Wilhelm, Duke of Södermanland. Among people deceased in 1976, Rudolf Bultmann ranks 27Before him are Joachim Peiper, Benjamin Graham, Jacques Monod, Anneliese Michel, Eyvind Johnson, and Zhu De. After him are Raymond Queneau, Gustav Heinemann, Josef Albers, Leopold Ružička, Lars Onsager, and Émile Benveniste.

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Among people born in Germany, Rudolf Bultmann ranks 608 out of 6,142Before him are Norbert of Xanten (1080), Margot Frank (1926), Maurice de Saxe (1696), Polykarp Kusch (1911), August Schleicher (1821), and Jürgen Stroop (1895). After him are Jürgen Prochnow (1941), Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744), Roman Herzog (1934), Erich Koch (1896), Sophia Dorothea of Hanover (1687), and Bert Hellinger (1925).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Rudolf Bultmann ranks 40Before him are Moses Mendelssohn (1729), Franz Brentano (1838), Hugh of Saint Victor (1096), Ernst Bloch (1885), Hans Jonas (1903), and Bruno Bauer (1809). After him are Adam of Bremen (null), Rudolf Otto (1869), Johann Reuchlin (1455), Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi (1743), David Strauss (1808), and Moritz Schlick (1882).