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1Robert H. Mounce, The Essential Nature of New Testament Preaching [(Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1960), p. 94; Vernon H. Neufeld, The Earliest Christian Confessions (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1963), pp. 51, 56; George Eldon Ladd, A Theology of the New Testament (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1974), p. 339. Some of the themes considered in this essay are treated more fully in the author's volume, Jesus is Lord (Welwyn, England: Evangelical Press, 1982).

2For a recent, though not comprehensive, survey of the controversy, see Millard J Erickson, "Lordship Theology: The Current Controversy," Southwestern Journal of Theology 33 (Spring 1991): 5-15. It is gratifying to see the position recently taken by several Southern Baptist publications, including the articles in the above-mentioned issue of the Southwestern Journal of Theology; Robert L. Hamblin and William H. Stephens, The Doctrine of Lordship (Nashville: Convention Press, 1990); and Bailey E. Smith, The Grace Escape (Nashville: Broadman Press, 1991).

3For studies of kyrios, see G. Kittel and G. Friedrich, eds., Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, trans. and ed. Geoffrey W. Bromiley (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1964-76): Dictionary of New Testament Theology (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1975-78) 2:508-520.

4Ladd, Theology of the New Testament, p. 336; Guthrie, New Testament Theology (Downers Grove: Inter-Varsity Press, 1981), pp. 295, 299; Archibald M. Hunter, Introducing New Testament Theology (Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1957), p. 71.

5Ladd, Theology of the New Testament, p. 336; Guthrie, New Testament Theology, p. 294.

6On Romans 1:4, see the Greek, and John Murray, The Epistle to the Romans, New International Commentary (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1959, 1965) 1:7-10.

7Guthrie, New Testament Theology, 297.

8Millard J. Erickson, Christian Theology, one-volume edition (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1983-85), p. 20.

9Murray, Romans, 2:182-83.

10Hunter, New Testament Theology, p. 79.

11Ladd, Theology of the New Testament, p. 339.