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 associate professor of New Testament and Greek from 1946-50, and head of the department of New Testament from 1946-49. In 1950-52 he was an associate professor at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, Calif, becoming professor of biblical theology in 1952.
Ladd's best-known work, A Theology of the New Testament, has been used by thousands of seminary students since its publication in 1974. This work was enhanced and updated by Donald A. Hagner in 1993.
Ladd was one of the more notable, modern proponents of Historic Premillennialism. He articulated his position in various publications, including The Meaning of the Millennium: Four Views, R. G. Clouse, editor (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1977) and the shorter and more accessible The Gospel of the Kingdom (Paternoster, 1959). Although Ladd was not a dispensationalist, his teaching that the kingdom of God is "already/not yet" influenced the development of progressive dispensationalism. In Ladd's view, the future kingdom of God has already invaded the present age through the church, and will be fully consummated at the Second Coming of Christ.
A Place at the Table: George Eldon Ladd and the Rehabilitation of Evangelical Scholarship in America.(SHORTER NOTICES)(Book review)
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A Place at the Table: George Eldon Ladd and the Rehabilitation of Evangelical Scholarship in America.(Book review)
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