The DAHL was recently given several items to enhance its George Eldon Ladd Collection. Two journals–one belonging to George’s wife, Winnie, and one of his own–as well as a collection of photos were added to the existing collection of correspondence, personal papers, and memorabilia held by the Archives. In addition, a commemorative plaque, given to Ladd by Fuller’s School of Theology, is now a part of the collection.
Ladd was ordained as a Baptist minister in 1933 and pastored in New England from 1936 to 1945. He taught at Gordon College of Theology and Missions (now Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) and at Fuller. His 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 a notable, modern proponent of Historic Premillennialism, and often criticized dispensationalist views.
A digital collection of Ladd’s photos will soon be made available at http://libraryarchives.fuller.edu/. We’ll keep you posted!