Ladd's magisterial work on New Testament theology has well served thousands of seminary students since its publication in 1974. Enhanced and updated here by Donald A Hagner, this comprehensive, standard evangelical text now features augmented bibliographies and two completely new chapters on subjects that Ladd himself wanted to treat in a revised edition—the theology of each of the Synoptic Evangelists and the issue of unity and diversity in the New Testament—written, respectively, by R. T. France and David Wenham.
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“Modern scholarship is quite unanimous in the opinion that the Kingdom of God was the central message of Jesus.” (Page 54)
“If a majority of scholars have approached a consensus, it is that the Kingdom is in some real sense both present and future.” (Page 56)
“Our central thesis is that the Kingdom of God is the redemptive reign of God dynamically active to establish his rule among human beings, and that this Kingdom, which will appear as an apocalyptic act at the end of the age, has already come into human history in the person and mission of Jesus to overcome evil, to deliver people from its power, and to bring them into the blessings of God’s reign. The Kingdom of God involves two great moments: fulfillment within history, and consummation at the end of history. It is precisely this background which provides the setting for the parables of the Kingdom.” (Pages 89–90)
“The Age to Come and the Kingdom of God are sometimes interchangeable terms.” (Page 44)
“John’s baptism rejected all ideas of nationalistic or legal righteousness and required a moral-religious turning to God. He refused to assume a righteous people. Only those who repent, who manifest this repentance in changed conduct, will escape the impending judgment.” (Page 37)
A welcome updating of a time-honored textbook.
—Gordon D. Fee, Regent College
As in the past, this work will continue to be a model of New Testament theology. . . . An excellent work improved.
—Harold W. Hoehner, Dallas Theological Seminary
It would be hard to find a better way of introducing students to New Testament theology than by baptizing them in this time-testing standard by Ladd. Later efforts by others have not replaced it.
—Robert H. Gundry, Westmont College
This thoughtful revision not only maintains the spirit of Ladd’s earlier work but all advances its usefulness. . . . An important textbook refitted for the next generation of students who are both concerned with critical engagement with the New Testament message and committed to the continuing authority of Scripture for the church.
—Joel B. Green, Asbury Theological Seminary
I am delighted to see this new edition of Ladd’s Theology of the New Testament . . . The legacy of Ladd deserves to be perpetuated in this fashion, and I heartily endorse this new edition.
—Ben Witherington III, Asbury Theological Seminary
George Eldon Ladd (1911—1982) was professor of New Testament exegesis and theology at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California. His many other books include The New Testament and Criticism, The Gospel of the Kingdom, and A Commentary on the Revelation of John.
Donald A. Hagner is the George Eldon Ladd Professor of New Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary.
R. T. France is a former principle of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford.
David Wenham is lecturer in New Testament at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford.