(1884–1973)

Welsh scholar who studied and taught at Oxford, then became a NT professor at Manchester and Cambridge. He introduced the term ‘realized eschatology’, later changed to ‘eschatology in process of inauguration’, as an interpretation of Jesus' teaching on the kingdom of God, in contrast to the futurist interpretation of Albert Schweitzer. Dodd's greatest work was, however, in Johannine studies. Uncharacteristically for one associated with the then current Biblical Theology movement, Dodd had an immense knowledge of Hellenistic literature and was himself a thinker in the Platonic tradition.