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 333,516 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Rudolf Bultmann is the 278th most popular philosopher (up from 312th in 2019), the 576th most popular biography from Germany (up from 603rd in 2019) and the 43rd 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 278 out of 1,089Before him are Carneades, G. E. Moore, Sri Aurobindo, Cleanthes, François Fénelon, and Johann Reuchlin. After him are Georges Sorel, Mazdak, Huineng, Robert Nozick, Abraham ibn Ezra, and Jacobus Arminius.

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Among people born in 1884, Rudolf Bultmann ranks 26Before him are Theodor Svedberg, Lion Feuchtwanger, Casimir Funk, Edward Sapir, Otto Fritz Meyerhof, and Friedrich Bergius. After him are Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, Emil Jannings, Vincent Auriol, Max Beckmann, Carl Friedrich Goerdeler, and Prince Wilhelm, Duke of Södermanland. Among people deceased in 1976, Rudolf Bultmann ranks 25Before him are Alexander Calder, Henrik Dam, Joachim Peiper, Eyvind Johnson, Jacques Monod, and Raymond Queneau. After him are Benjamin Graham, Zhu De, Leopold Ružička, Choe Yong-gon, Anneliese Michel, and Juscelino Kubitschek.

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Among people born in Germany, Rudolf Bultmann ranks 576 out of 5,289Before him are Rupert, King of Germany (1352), Henning von Tresckow (1901), August Schleicher (1821), Simon Marius (1573), Hans Morgenthau (1904), and Johann Reuchlin (1455). After him are John Sigismund, Elector of Brandenburg (1572), Hans Luther (1879), Wilhelmine Amalia of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1673), Joachim Löw (1960), Ernst Mayr (1904), and Hermann Müller (1876).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Rudolf Bultmann ranks 43Before him are Hans Jonas (1903), Moritz Schlick (1882), Bruno Bauer (1809), Hugh of Saint Victor (1096), Adam of Bremen (null), and Johann Reuchlin (1455). After him are David Strauss (1808), Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi (1743), Hermann Cohen (1842), Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann (1842), Moses Hess (1812), and Wilhelm Windelband (1848).