Lecture 2: Philosophy of History (part 2)
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We continue with Bultman's view of history and his idea of myth, gnosticism, and demythologizing. Nash concludes with a discussion of historical knowledge and interpersonal knowledge, and models of faith.
Philosophy of History
I. Bultmann’s view of History
II. Three additional kinds of myth in the Bible
A. Biblical language that conflicts with modern psychology
B. Traditional Christian dogma
C. Intervention of a supernatural god into time and space
III. Bultmann and Gnosticism
IV. Demythologizing the New Testament
V. Why Bultmann Disjoins Faith and History
A. Makes faith palatable
B. History too uncertain
C. Doctrine of justification by faith
VI. The verdict of post-Bultmannian theology
VII. Historical knowledge and interpersonal knowledge
VIII. Models of faith
A. Leaning or resting
B. Walking on a tight rope
IX. Christian Faith
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