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AUC THEOLOGICA, Vol 11 No 2 (2021), 183–198

The Resurrection in the Work of Klaus Berger

David Bouma

announced: 03. 06. 2022


This article offers selected thoughts of the recently deceased New Testament scholar Klaus Berger (1940–2020). In the first part of the text, I will introduce some of his systematising theses concerning the theme of Easter. I will first present three critical suggestions on the topic under discussion and then give space to an equal number of his positive statements. In the second part of the text, I will introduce the original interpretation of 1 Cor. 15 as found in Berger’s monumental work Kommentar zum Neuem Testament. Berger’s interpretation of 1 Cor. 15 will thus complement the reflection on Easter themes as presented in his confrontation-oriented attempt Bibelfälscher from 2013. In conclusion, we will attempt to place the aforesaid within the broad framework of Berger’s historical, biblical, and theological hermeneutics.

keywords: Klaus Berger; Historical Jesus; Resurrection of Jesus Christ; Revelation of the Risen One; Easter faith; St. Paul’s theology; Theological hermeneutics

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