The Red-Haired Saint: Is Mary Magdaline Key to the Easter Narratives?

Article by James T. Baker

During a recent year spent in Italy, as I walked the dusty Roman-charted roads, sat by splashing medieval fountains, and gazed at the altars of Renaissance and Baroque churches, I found myself, much to my surprise, falling in love with a saint named Mary Magdalene. I am not the first Protestant to be attracted to …

The Restatement of New Testament Mythology by Helmut Thielicke  in  Kerygma and Myth

Book Chapter by Rudolf Bultmann and Five Critics

Bultmann has thrown down a serious challenge to the very foundations of the Church, and our investigations have substantiated this contention. Clearly we must risk the dangers of such an undertaking, even the danger of stirring up the ghosts of heresy.(E.g. the dissolution of the historical basis of the kerygma, or the separation of the historical objective genitive, “of Jesus Christ”, from the sola fide.) We therefore owe a debt of gratitude to Bultmann.

The Right Interpretation of the Mythological by Ernst Lohmeyer  in  Kerygma and Myth

Book Chapter by Rudolf Bultmann and Five Critics

To have its faith tried and tested in the fires of doubt is of the very essence of Protestant theology. It may freely admit both its strength and its weakness, but it knows that the act of God which is the ground of its own experience is greater than myth, and that it can experience that act more genuinely the more it penetrates behind mythology to the essential core of truth.

The Second Coming of the Liberal Jesus?

Article by Leander E. Keck

Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time: The Historical Jesus and the Heart of Contemporary Faith. By Marcus Borg. HarperSan Francisco, 160 pp. $16.00 paperback. Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography. By John Dominic Crossan. HarperSanFrancisco, 208 pp., $18.00 paperback. The Religion of Jesus the Jew, by Geza Vermes. Fortress, 244 pp., $13.00 paperback. “The historical Jesus” …

The Sermon on the Mount

Book by Roger Shinn

(ENTIRE BOOK) The author shows why the Sermon on the Mount has proved to be one of the most influential parts of the entire New Testament. Excellent book for those without a strong biblical and theological background.

The Significance of Mircea Eliade for Christian Theology

Article by Joseph G. Muthuraj

Introduction I formulate my experience of reading Eliade as a student engaged in the study of Christian theology particularly that of New Testament with a purpose of making use of his insights in the search for developing new perspectives and paradigms to do theology. NT discipline is one of the fields of study within ‘Theology’ …