A word of clarification
It seems my last post on Bultmann got Jim West all riled up. However, to calm nerves I thought it best to simply qualify my point in the last post. I wasn't simply trying to say that there is something similar about Bultmann and popular Evangelical approaches to Scripture.
Not at all!
Besides, the historical Bultmann is now a figure covered in layers of myth. So rather than 'do the liberal thing', i.e. strip away the myth to reveal the historical kernel of the true Bultmann, I thought it best to demythologise, i.e. reinterpret those mythical categories for today's person. All we need to know is that Bultmann existed, and all these claims about him being an exegete are probably the construction of later communities as communities sought to express their faith through myths. So I need to find one who may approximate to the spirit evidenced in Bultmann, someone who handles the bible in a way that some may consider in some respects comparable. I need to find modern categories to express the pre-scientific myths that have built around the man, Bultmann.
Ergo, and all I wanted to say, is that Bultmann is Joel Osteen. That's all.