Løgstrups kristologi og den anden jagt på den historiske Jesus
This article examines whether K.E. Løgstrup’s Christology is
compatible with the “implicit Christology” of Bultmann and his students.
In their ongoing discussion about the relationship between the
historical Jesus and Christ of the kerygma, Bultmann holds an extreme
position, refusing to credit the historical Jesus with any meaning for
Christian faith but the mere fact that he once lived. His implicit Christological traits are explicated in the confession, and therefore, this kind of “implicit Christology” is formed as a movement from law to gospel.
Against this view, Käsemann and Bornkamm wish to ascribe the historical
Jesus with a more pivotal meaning upon faith, because of the
messianic traits of his life and preaching. Løgstrup’s Christology is a
thoroughly human Christology, since Jesus is Christ by being the true
human being. Løgstrup then holds the opposite extreme position; both
beginning and ending with the human being Jesus of Nazareth. Therefore,
Løgstrup’s Christology is something quite unique and Løgtrupian.