Re: In Memoriam Ernst KŠsemann

From: Jeffrey Gibson (
Date: Sat Feb 21 1998 - 09:36:19 EST

On Sat, 21 Feb 1998, Carl W. Conrad wrote:

> Well, I can't claim any personal acquaintance with Käsemann, although I
> guess he was at Tübingen at the time I was in Munich, where I heard Romano
> Guardini instead. However, I've always associated Käsemann with the dictum
> on Mark's gospel as "a Passion Narrative with a long introduction"--a
> perspective which has certainly profoundly influenced my decades-long
> fascination and thinking on Mark. Is that attribution correct, or was it
> someone else and earlier, who enunciated that notion?

It was, I believe, Martin Kahler in _The Historic Jesus and the
Kerygmatic Christ_ p. 80, n. 11: "Passion Narrative with an extended
introduction". My remembered dictum from K. was that apocalyptic was the
mother of Chrisitianity.

Jeffrey Gibson

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