Westar’s March Madness is in full-swing and today we’re featuring our first two March events, Christianity Interrupted (March 3) [10am Qld time Friday 4th March] and The Overlooked Legacy of Rudolf Bultmann: The Quest for the Essence of Christianity (March 9).
You can access the rest of the March events on the Westar webpage here!
In preparation for the March 9 webinar on Bultmann’s legacy we’ve provided a downloadable infographic below called Five things to know about Bultmann.
***And we’re adding a bonus for everyone who registers for next week’s webinar!***
In addition to the recording of the Bultmann webinar, registrants will receive a PDF of the Westar Forum 2014 paper “The Legacy of Rudolf Bultmann and the Ideal of a Fully Critical Theology.” The paper was written by Schubert Ogden and was presented at a special Westar Seminar on the legacy of Rudolf Bultmann on November 16, 2012. See below to register.
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Christianity Interrupted: Origins Are Not Infallible
A free Westar Think Tank Online Discussion
Today, Thursday, March 3, 7:00-9:00 PM ET (USA and Canada Eastern time).
We’re doing a deep dive into how new developments in theological understandings affect our views of historical origins. What is at stake in views of Christian origins? How does changing our understanding of the Christ communities of the first centuries interrupt present-day Christianity(ies)? How do our contemporary views and commitments shape what we seek in Christian origins? How do new developments in theological understandings affect our views of historical origins? What does “Christianity Interrupted” mean to you?
The Overlooked Legacy of Rudolf Bultmann: The Quest for the Essence
of Christianity – With Westar Scholar David W. Congdon
March 9, 2022, 7:30 – 9:00 pm ET, $20
The significance of Rudolf Bultmann for the critical and historical understanding of Christianity and Christian origins is widely acknowledged but remains little understood. Ten years ago, the late Schubert Ogden presented a paper on “The Legacy of Rudolf Bultmann and the Ideal of a Fully Critical Theology” at the Westar Seminar in celebration of the English translation of Konrad Hammann’s biography of Bultmann. David W. Congdon, author of two books about Bultmann, takes a fresh look at Bultmann, focusing on an aspect of his work that has been largely unappreciated in anglophone scholarship: his contribution to the modern quest for the essence of Christianity. Bultmann’s quest places him in dialogue with Schleiermacher, Troeltsch, and Harnack, but his unique approach to this quest offers insight and inspiration for those looking for a credible and critical understanding of religious faith today.
All registrants will receive a recording of the event and a PDF of the Schubert Ogden paper.