2011 Reprint of 1959 American Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. 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 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 was a notable, modern proponent of Historic Pre-millennialism, and often criticized dispensationalist views. His writings regarding the Kingdom of God have become a cornerstone of Kingdom theology.