QOTD: Bultmann

51jSDEN52SL._SY346_In 1946, after theology student Helmut Koester had attended his first-year New Testament course, the lecturer Ernst Fuchs sent him to Bultmann. Fuchs gave Koester a list of more than a dozen books that he was t o read in preparation for the oral entrance exam to Bultmann’s seminar. Bultmann then opened with a question, “Now, Mr. Koester, have you read Wrede’s Messiasgeheimnis [Messianic Secret]?” After half an hour, Koester was accepted into the seminar. Two years later, he became Bultmann’s last doctoral student.

Konrad Hammann. Rudolf Bultmann: A Biography, 240.

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