Rudolf Schnackenburg’s life and academic activity Cover Image

Życie i działalność naukowa Rudolfa Schnackenburga
Rudolf Schnackenburg’s life and academic activity

Author(s): Tomasz Kusz
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion
Published by: Księgarnia Świętego Jacka
Keywords: Rudolf Schnackenburg; Bible studies XX century

Summary/Abstract: The paper presents the person and the work of the world known Catholic biblist R. Schnackenburg. He was born in Katowice, grew up in Legnica and achieved theological education at the University in Wrocław. He was Wilhelm Maier’s student (qualifications for Ph.D. and assistant professor). He worked at the university in Monachium, in Dillin-gen , in Bamberg and for 25 years in Würzburg. He was a co-author of the “Würzburg biblical school”. The author of over 40 books and 160 articles. The expert in the fourth gospel and St John’s Letters and ecclesiology, Christology and the ethics of the New Testament. He took part in the edition of the New Testament Theological Commentary edited by Herder (HThKNT ), the ecumenical New Testament Catholic and Evangelical Commentary (EKK) and the biblical periodical magazine Biblische Zeitschrift. He participated in the Biblical Congress in Cracow in 1972. He belongs to those biblists who contributed to the liberation of the Catholic biblical studies from antimodernist prejudices referring to the historical and critical method and introduced it to the level that facilitates constructive dialogue with protestant exegesis. Pope Bendict XVI called him to be the most distinguished German-speaking exegetist of the 20th century.

  • Issue Year: 47/2014
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 386-404
  • Page Count: 19