User Review – Wyatt Houtz – I feel like I’ve peeled a layer off the Bible and understand it at a new level. It’s a very academic, yet readable. Ladd’s magisterial work on New Testament theology has well served thousands of seminary students since its original publication in Now enhanced and. Ladd’s magisterial work on New Testament theology has well served Donald A. Hagner is the George Eldon Ladd Professor of New Testament at Fuller.

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Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Ladd’s magisterial work lxdd New Testament theology has well served thousands of seminary students since its publication in Enhanced and updated here by Donald Feorge 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 ladf edition—the theology of ea Ladd’s magisterial work on New Testament theology has well served thousands of seminary students since its publication in Enhanced and updated here by Donald A Hagner, this comprehensive, standard evangelical text now features augmented bibliographies and two completely new chapters q 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.

France and David Wenham. Paperbackpages. Published September 2nd by Eerdmans first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about A Theology georve the New Testamentplease sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about A Theology of the New Testament. Lists with This Book. Aug 04, Jacob Aitken rated it really liked it Shelves: I have to edit this review somewhat.

A Theology of the New Testament

I had earlier called Ladd the testtament of the old biblical theology guys. Ladd is noted for two positions in this book: As for thelogy first point. He makes a good argument for the two being distinct, and I think I lean towards his position. But his argument isn’t air-tight and one gets the impression that the biblical evidence is actually ambiguous.

Maybe it is the Bible’s way of telling us this is the wrong question to ask. Maybe the way we ask the question reveals an artificial outlook on Kingdom vs. This is certainly hestament to the georgr gnostic versions of Reformedom. As to his second testtament, I must demur. I demur for two reasons. I had earlier rejected Ladd’s premillennialism. Now I hold to it. This book is good, but is quite dated. On an intersting side note, Hagner and the other editors espouse the New Perspective reading on Paul.

In a footnote they correct Ladd’s view on the “Israelite trying to merit his salvation. I now lean towards Ladd’s historic premil view. A theology of the New testament by G. 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.

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It is not initially concerned with the final meaning of the teachings A theology of the New testament by G.

It is not initially concerned with the final meaning of the teachings of the Bible or their relevance for today. This is the task of systematic theology. Biblical theology has the task of expounding the theology found in nwe Bible in its own historical setting, georeg its own terms, categories, and thought forms. Biblical theology is neither the story of humanity’s search for God, nor is it a description of a history of religious experience.

Biblical theology is theology: It exists only because of the divine initiative realizing itself nes a series of divine acts whose objective is human redemption.

Biblical theology therefore is not exclusively, or even primarily, a system of abstract theological truths. It is basically the description and interpretation of the divine activity within the scene of human history that seeks humanity’s redemption. Hagner, Matthew, Mark, and Luke by R. View all 5 comments. Feb 27, Laurent Dv rated it really liked it Shelves: The best book to approach for the first time new testament theology, Ladd uses a canonical and thematic approach.

May 24, Kessia Reyne rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is only the ambitious man who would endeavor to testqment 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. Hagner, was released in So you can It is only the ambitious man who would endeavor to publish a book on the theology of the New Testament; and it is laed the well-respected man who could get it published by Eerdmans Publishing Company.

So you can imagine how one might feel being asked to review such a book! I feel less inclined to review it than to reread it, largely because much of what little I know testamenf the theology of the New Testament came from this very work. As previously mentioned, the endeavor is an ambitious one: Ladd approaches mew task by dividing the New Testament into major sections based on authorship the synoptic Gospels, the fourth Gospel, Paul, etc.

Thus he seeks both to recognize the unique literary styles and theological flavors of each writer while also exploring theology in a systematic way. This attempt to balance a respect for the diversity in the New Testament with honor for its unity, colors tfstament entire work. From introduction to hheology every chapter in between—this volume carefully presents its theology ttheology such a way that it can affirm both differences and similarities between and sometimes within New Testament books.

Literally from the introduction through the conclusion, the themes of unity and diversity of the NT are present. A careful student of the New Testament can discern the theological diversity there and many biblical scholars have made much of this diversity, some going so far as to question if there was a single unified Christianity at all.

What has endeared Ladd to much of the evangelical community is that he builds his theology upon the conviction that the Scriptural record is inspired. This concept of inspiration means that Ladd sees many authors with many emphases, but one Author behind it all. Thus he can recognize unity where he sees it. However, Ladd is no fundamentalist and this volume makes an effort to acknowledge the work of scholars etstament views do not accord with his own.

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This is done both in the bibliographies and in the body of the text. The efforts of Ladd and Hagner have paid off. All major themes are covered and are arranged in such an order that it makes the book a convenient resource for understanding the theological emphases of various New Testament authors. The only way that this reviewer might suggest improving the volume is to revise it again.

More than 15 years have passed since this revised edition was published and to keep it relevant it needs to begin again the conversations with recent scholarship. If indeed it does so, A Theology of the New Testament by George Eldon Ladd will serve geprge many more students and thinkers in years to come. Jun 17, Morris 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.

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, Charlie rated it really liked it Shelves: 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. Sep 08, Jon R. Jordan rated it really liked it Shelves: Balanced introduction to the theology of the NT. Jun 03, Eric 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. Jun 16, Sean McGowan rated it it was amazing Shelves: May 17, Anita rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Okay, so this was a textbook for a class.

I enjoyed reading every assignment and even read extra because it was so well written. Jun 11, Babajide Ajayi added it. Good book on the theology of the New Testament. Christopher Parr rated it it was amazing Jan 22, Douglas rated it liked it May 10, Michael Hayes rated it really liked it Mar 09, Jason rated it it was amazing Feb 25, Emma rated it it was amazing May 15,