Syracuse University Special Collections, Rudolf Bultmann, theology, Hitler, church and state, liberation theology
Political History | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
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.
Lemke, Antje Bultmann. "Theology for Freedom and Responsibility: Rudolf Bultmann's Views on Church and State." The Courier 21.2 (1986): 3-15.