Monday, October 22, 2007

Quote of the Day: Bultmann bashing

'Bultmann's particular attempt to disclose the deeper "meaning" of "essence" within Christian "myth", coming when it does in this tradition, ventures far into those miasmal climes of the "existential" where meaningless terms -- like "meaning" -- and terms of dubious pedigree -- like "authenticity" -- flourish with the invincibility of weeds' (David Bentley Hart, The Beauty of the Infinite, 22).

I laughed when I read that!


At 10/22/2007 11:26 PM, Anonymous Jonathan Robinson said...

i dont know if the Lord is trying to tell me something but in addition to your post on Bultmann/Osteen (brilliant) i have also been reading Hauerwas' Unleashing the Scriptures, and John Wright's Telling God's Story, this week, both of which draw similar lines between fundamentalist and liberal uses of scripture. and they both made me laugh with equal delight.

At 10/23/2007 3:51 AM, Anonymous Jim said...

That sentence made you laugh because it is to sentences what Jackson Pollock is to art- senseless goop.

At 10/23/2007 8:50 AM, Anonymous Phil Sumpter said...

I'm quite fond of Jackson Pollock.

At 10/23/2007 2:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm with Phil, I love Jackson Pollock! And I've heard great things about Hart,too.

John McBryde

At 10/23/2007 5:37 PM, Anonymous Scott Roberts said...

Speaking of Hart, does anyone know what the story is with his "The Christian Revolution"? Supposedly it was published in 2/07 by the Yale University Press, but says it is out of stock, and the YUP web site doesn't mention it.

At 10/23/2007 11:51 PM, Anonymous Chris Tilling said...

Thanks, Paroikos! Don't forget. Osteen is Bultmann.

Jim, sour grapes don't help Bultmann.

Scott, I knew nothing of this new book. MUST GET IT!


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