A Theology of the New Testament: Revised Edition

By George Eldon Ladd

A standard work on New Testament theology for students, this new edition includes additional material by David Wenham and R.T. France.

ISBN: 9780718828998
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Ladd’s magisterial work on New Testament theology has well served thousands of seminary students since its original publication in 1974. Now enhanced and updated by Donald Hagner, this comprehensive evangelical text now features augmented bibliographies and two completely new chapters on subjects 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 as a whole.

In addition to the new chapters, A Theology of the New Testament focuses on:

  • The teachings of God in the synoptic Gospels
  • Eternal life in the Gospel of John
  • Justification and life of Christ in the Epistles of Paul
  • The heavenly high priest of the Hebrews
  • The worthy Lamb who was slain in Revelation

All these, writes Professor Ladd, express in various ways the one redemptive act of God in Christ. A helpful “Literature” section appears at the beginning of each chapter, noting important contributions to the subjects discussed. Most of these bibliographic references are to works available in English and thus accessible to every student.

A Theology of the New Testament is well grounded in the conservative-evangelical tradition, but remains open minded and constantly in touch with the opinions of other theologians. Reflecting a lifetime of scholarship, it will remain definitive in its field for years to come.

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Dimensions 234 × 156 mm
Pages 764


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About the Author

George Eldon Ladd (1911-1982) was Professor of New Testament Exegesis and Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California. He was the author of numerous works in New Testament theology.


Preface to the Revised Edition
Preface to the First Edition

1. Introduction

I. The Synoptic Gospels
2. John the Baptist
3. The Need of the Kingdom
4. The Kingdom of God
5. The New Age of Salvation
6. The God of the Kingdom
7. The Mystery of the Kingdom
8. The Kingdom and the Church
9. The Ethics of the Kingdom
10. The Messiah
11. The Son of Man
12. The Son of God
13. The Messianic Problem
14. The Messianic Mission
15. Eschatology
16. Matthew, Mark and Luke (R.T. France)

II. The Fourth Gospel
17. The Critical Problem
18. The Johannine Dualism
19. Christology
20. Eternal Life
21. The Christian Life
22. The Holy Spirit
23. Escatology

III. The Primitive Church
24. The Critical Problem
25. The Resurrection of Jesus
26. The Eschatological Kerygma
27. The Church

IV. Paul
28. Introduction
29. Sources of Paul’s Thought
30. Humanity Outside of Christ
31. The Person of Christ
32. The Work of Christ: Atonement
33. The Work of Christ: Justification
34. The Pauline Psychology
35. The New Life in Christ
36. The Law
37. The Christian Life
38. The Church
39. Eschatology

V. Hebrews and the General Epistles
40. Hebrews
41. James
42. 1 Peter
43. 2 Peter and Jude
44. Johannine Epistles

VI. The Apocalypse
45. The Apocalypse

46. Appendix: Unity and Diversity in the New Testament (David Wenham)

The Bible and Other Ancient Writings

Endorsements and Reviews

Professor Ladd has produced a book which is massive in its intensity, vigorous in its approach, and attractive in its motivation

One of the most valid and valuable, comprehensive and coherent, contributions to our understanding of New Testament theology in recent years
Methodist Recorder

… up-to-date detailed bibliographies and helpful subject index. The language has also been made more ‘inclusive’. For over twenty years this standard conservative work has met the needs of many theological students. As a result of the changes it will undoubtedly continue to meet the needs of many more. It is a good basic tool.
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