David Becker reviewed the reviews of LCMS professors - the Hamman biography of Rudolph Bultmann, the "great" demythologizer.
Dahl pointed out that Bultmann rose to prominence because the other German scholars died young - he lived to the age of 92. His famous works were derived from the work of others. He was lionized for being a rationalist, and his American fan club promoted his ideas without ceasing.
Becker seems surprised that LCMS professors love Bultmann and urge students and pastors to read this expensive biography - $60, though not as overpriced as CPH mythology books. "Rudolf Bultmann: A Biography, by Konrad Hammann. 657 pages. Polebridge Press. January 16, 2013. List price $60.00, Amazon price $50.06, Amazon Kindle $9.95."
McCain-Harrison made the seminary debacle possible, and Christian News enabled the McCain-Harrison miracles of deception. More importantly, Christian News played a major role in the character assassination of Dr. Walter A. Maier II - who dared teach Justification by Faith. Scaer - a long-time friend of Otten - revealed his jealousy and vindictiveness against WAM II in his bizarre autobiography.
|Dahl brought Malherbe to Yale, and I took his class in Thessalonians, in Greek. Dahl, Malherbe, and Wison emphasized the text in the original languages, not the dreamy theories of the celebrity scholars.|