Document Type

Article

Date

Fall 1986

Embargo Period

3-8-2011

Keywords

Syracuse University Special Collections, Rudolf Bultmann, theology, Hitler, church and state, liberation theology

Language

English

Disciplines

Political History | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

Description/Abstract

This article is adapted from an address that Antje Lemke gave on the life and contributions of her father, Rudolph Bultmann. He was a prominent Protestant theologian, having grown up before Hitler's rise to power, and Bultmann witnessed how the Nazis manipulated the Church to try to gain support for their devious political goals. He joined the voices that spoke out against this fusion of national corruption with the Church. After World War II, he became involved in debates concerning political and liberation theology.

Additional Information

Adapted from an address given by Antje Lemke in 1986 to the Syracuse University Library Associates to honor the centenary of Professor Bultmann's birth.

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