Deftly translated into English by Philip E. Devenish ... Rudolf Bultmann: A Biography
is a strongly recommended contribution to academic library collections. --Midwest Book Review
, October 2013
Rudolf Bultmann ... is widely regarded as one of the three or four Protestant theologians of the twentieth century whose impact on Christian witness and theology promises to be lasting. The value of Konrad Hammann's fine biography is the extent to which it illumines the life and work of this extraordinary human being. --Schubert M. Ogden, University Distinguished Professor of Theology Emeritus at Southern Methodist University
In this outstanding book one encounters not only the history of a problem, namely the compatibility of historical enlightenment and religious beliefs, but also the story of a personality. The biography of Konrad Hammann is thus a prime example of a successful history of ideas. --Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
About the Author
is Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology and its Didactic in the Evangelical-Theological Faculty of the University of Münster, Germany. Born in 1955, he studied theology in Marburg, Tübingen, Munich and Göttingen. He held an academic assistantship in Munich from 1980 - 81 and a vicariate in Verden/Aller from 1981 - 83. He also served as a pastor in Schwalmstadt-Trutzhain from 1984 - 91, receiving his PhD in 1988. From 1991 - 2003, he served as pastor in Göttingen, completing his postdoctoral qualification at the University of Göttingen in 1998.