Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal

Exchange on Hans Jonas’ Essay on Immortality, by Rudolf Bultmann and Hans Jonas

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Rudolf Bultmann (1884–1976) was an influential theologian and religious theorist. Included among his many works in theology available in English are The Gospel of John: A Commentary (Basil Blackwell, 1971), The History of the Synoptic Tradition (Harper and Row, 1963), Jesus Christ and Mythology (Scribner, 1958), History and Eschatology: The Presence of Eternity (Edinburgh University Press, 1957), Theology of the New Testament (Scribner, 1951), and Jesus and the Word (Scribner, 1934).

Hans Jonas (1903–1993) was Alvin Johnson Professor of Philosophy at The New School for Social Research from 1955–1976. He is known for his groundbreaking work on Gnosticism, and ethics and technology. His publications include The Phenomenon of Life: Toward a Philosophical Biology (Northwestern University Press, 2001), Mortality and Morality: A Search for Good after Auschwitz (Northwestern University Press, 1996), The Imperative of Responsibility: In Search of an Ethics for the Technological Age (University of Chicago Press, 1984), The Gnostic Religion: The Message of the Alien God and the Beginnings of Christianity (Beacon Press, 1958).

Rudolf Bultmann and Hans Jonas, “Exchange on Hans Jonas’ Essay on Immortality,” in “100 Years of Philosophy at the New School,” special issue, Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 40:2 (2019), pp. 495–506.

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