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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 ea ...more
Paperback, 778 pages
Published September 2nd 1993 by Eerdmans (first published 1974)
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J. Amill Santiago
May 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a read! It took me almost two years to finish this gigantic volume, but it was worth it. Ladd's insightful comments and observations on the differing theologies of the NT authors were remarkably helpful and insightful, helping me to see things I have never seen before. It is no surprise that this volume is highly regarded as a must-read among New Testament scholars. His interaction with other critical scholars from the twentieth century adds value to the book as well. But perhaps the most i ...more
Nathan Parker
Apr 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
George Eldon Ladd offers a solid New Testament Theology from a premillennial, non-dispensational perspective. Chapter 1 offers an Introduction, beginning with a historical overview of New Testament Theology from the Middle Ages to modern Biblical Theology. An extended treatment on Biblical Theology, History, and Revelation follows, including Salvation History, the canon, and unity and diversity.

Part 1 covers major themes with regard to the Synoptic Gospels. Chapter 2 discusses John the Baptist.
Jacob Aitken
Aug 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
I have to edit this review somewhat. I had earlier called Ladd the "last of the old biblical theology guys." I don't think that is accurate. His "already/not yet" model broke new ground.

Ladd is noted for two positions in this book: his claim that the Church and the Kingdom are not identical to each other (contra the Westminster Confession of Faith) and historic premillennialism.

As for the first point. He makes a good argument for the two being distinct, and I think I lean towards his position.
Радостин Марчев
May 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
A theology of the New testament by G.E. Ladd е твърде значима в своята област книга. Решението за ново издание повече от 40 г. след нейното написване вече е свидетелство за това.
В самото начало Лед представя своето разбиране за новозаветно богословие:
Biblical theology is that discipline which sets forth the message of the books of the Bible in their historical setting. Biblical theology is primarily a descriptive discipline. It is not initially concerned with the final meaning of the teachings
Stephen Bedard
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is evangelical biblical scholarship at its best. While it is an older work, it is still a fantastic resource that is worth going back to again and again. Ladd's work on the kingdom of God continues to have an impact. New Testament scholars can learn much from Ladd's balanced perspective.
Laurent Dv
Feb 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
The best book to approach for the first time new testament theology, Ladd uses a canonical and thematic approach.
Kessia Reyne
May 24, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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It is only the ambitious man who would endeavor to publish a book on the theology of the New Testament; and it is only the well-respected man who could get it published by Eerdmans Publishing Company. George Eldon Ladd is one such man. His volume A Theology of the New Testament was first published by Eerdmans in 1974 and the revised edition, edited by Donald A. Hagner, was released in 1993. In the 35 years of its life, Ladd’s work has served an important role in seminary classrooms. So you can ...more
Jun 17, 2008 rated it really liked it
This is a definitive work, written from a conservative but not fundamentalist standpoint. For instance, his treatment of different theories of the end times (pre-milllenial, post-millenial, etc.) is as balanced and thorough as any I have read. At the end of it he chooses the amillenial position as the most reasonable, but without a hint of the rancour that usually characterizes that discussion. His discussion of Paul's theology has stood me in good stead many times (when I can remember it!)
Jun 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
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This book earns 5 stars not for perfection of content, but for being the ideal type of a particular approach to the New Testament. It shows that there really is such a thing as evangelical biblical scholarship, even if that scholarship has idiosyncrasies, as does every school of thought.
Jon R. Jordan
Sep 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: biblical-studies
Balanced introduction to the theology of the NT.
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Jun 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
Read the introduction and the chapters on the Gospels and it was very insightful to the theology in each book.
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Very good!
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Okay, so this was a textbook for a class. I enjoyed reading every assignment and even read extra because it was so well written.
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Good book on the theology of the New Testament.
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George Eldon Ladd (1911–1982) was a Baptist minister and professor of New Testament exegesis and theology at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.

Ladd was ordained in 1933 and pastored in New England from 1936 to 1945. He served as an instructor at Gordon College of Theology and Missions (now Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary), Wenham, Massachusetts from 1942–45. He was an associa

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