Günther Bornkamm (1905-1990), scholar

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Günther Bornkamm (1905-1990) was a German scholar and Professor of New Testament at the University of Heidelberg. At Heidelberg he was part of a renowned theological faculty; Gerhard von Rad and Claus Westermann also taught there. Bornkamm studied under Rudolf Bultmann along with Hans Conzelmann and Ernst Kasemann. Bornkamm’s book Jesus of Nazareth (1956) ignited renewed interest in the historical Jesus and helped reclaim the significance of history for Christian faith, rejecting the existential theology of his mentor Bultmann. Bornkamm's book Paul demonstrated continuity between Paul and the earlier teachings of Jesus.