Hermeneutics: Comparison and Contrast of Bultmann and Gadamer

Hermeneutics: Comparison and Contrast of Bultmann and Gadamer
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Bultmann, in “New Testament and Mythology” argues that in order for modern man obtain truth from biblical myths an existential representation is required. An existential representation of a biblical myth can be understood as the application of an individual’s reinterpretation of a myth to his life. Thus, it would appear that myths could be understood by the use of existential representation. Gadamer, in “On the Problem of Self-Understanding,” uses the relationship between understanding and “playing” to examine whether an existential representation (in this case, a self-understanding of faith) is an adequate means of achieving the hermeneutical task of understanding.
What does Rudolf Bultmann mean by “existential representation”? Explain using concrete examples and textual support.

What does Gadamer mean by “understanding” and “playing”? Explain how Gadamer would define the two, use concrete examples and textual support.

How does Gadamer define “existential representation”? Explain using concrete examples and textual support.

What does Gadamer define as the “hermeneutical task of understanding”? Explain using concrete examples and textual support.
In addition:
(1) The Bible, Genesis Chapters 6-9, contains a flood narrative. Explain using a detailed critical comparison/contrast between Rudolf Bultmann and Hans-Georg Gadamer how each would approach the flood narrative.

(2) take a look at how Rudolf Bultmann carries out the demythologizing of Jesus in his short work “Jesus Christ and Mythology,” in order to illustrate the method with concrete examples.
a. How does Bultmann define “demythologizing”? Explain using concrete examples and textual support.
b. What method does Bultmann use in the demythologizing of Jesus? Explain using concrete examples and textual support.

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