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C. H. Dodd

Charles Harold (C. H.) Dodd was a leading British New Testament scholar. He was born in Wales and was educated in the classics and theology at Oxford University (England). He pastored a Congregational (or Independent) Church in Warwick. In universities and seminaries in the United States, Europe, and England, he was a respected professor.

C. H. Dodd formulated a theological school of thought known as “realized eschatology.” Eschatology in the Greek language is the belief about the last times. In his 1935 book, The Parables of the Kingdom, he argued that the parables of Jesus and John’s Gospel both taught that the Kingdom of God was a present reality in the life and ministry of Jesus.

 

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