Rudolph Bultmann gave us the term de-mythologizing.
"Its aim is not to eliminate the mythological statements but to interpret them"
(Bultmann, 1958, p. 18). This New Testament scholar had in mind the
mythological worldview of biblical times, whereas here we are dealing with a
modern scientized myth. Whether the myth is ancient or modern, the theologian
does not accept a myth literally. A myth must be interpreted in light of what
God reveals regarding divine grace and salvation.
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