This volume in the New Testament Library takes as a point of departure the theme of ""Konsequente Eschatologic"" arising out of Schleiermacher, Ritschl, Weiss, and Schweitzer. The subsequent development of this theme in Anglo-American liberalism, the eventual triumph of Apocalypticism, leading to Dodd's ""Realized Eschatology"" are examined; then the Kingdom seen as both present and future, the positions of Manson and of Bultmann, and the studies of Jesus in relation to the Parousia, and Jesus as prophet, are summarized and evaluated. The author, who teaches at Emory University, succinctly states and critically assesses the thought of leading New Testament scholars, before examining the present state of the discussion of the subject and indicating the principal questions calling for further study and discussion. The treatment is temperate in tone and the use of resources competent and scholarly. Limited in general appeal.