Today marks the 103rd anniversary of the birth of George Eldon Ladd. Born on July 31, Ladd would eventually become one of the most influential evangelical scholars of the latter half of the twentieth century. Ladd spent the majority of his life as professor of New Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary. He wrote a number of popular books as well as academic studies. Some of his more popular level works include I Believe in the Resurrection; The Last Things: An Eschatology for Laymen; and a introduction to the thought of Rudolf Bultmann. His more scholarly works were New Testament and Criticism; The Presence of the Future (a revision of Jesus and the Kingdom); and his magnum opus, A Theology of the New Testament.
Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of John A. D’Elia’s A Place at the Table: George Eldon Ladd and the Rehabilitation of Evangelical Scholarship in America.