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Dodd, Charles Harold (C. H. Dodd) (1884–1973)

  1. Jay E. Smith

Published Online: 25 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470670606.wbecc0437

The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization

How to Cite

Smith, J. E. 2011. Dodd, Charles Harold (C. H. Dodd) (1884–1973). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 NOV 2011


Charles Harold Dodd, a renowned British New Testament scholar of the 20th century, was born on April 7, 1884 at Wrexham, North Wales. He was ordained into the Congregational Church and held academic posts at Mansfield College, Oxford (1915–1930), University of Manchester (1930–1935), and Cambridge University (1935–1949). After his retirement in 1949, Dodd remained active as a lecturer, author, and as the General Director of the New Translation of the Bible — making him the driving force behind the New English Bible (NEB). He died on September 22, 1973.


  • Dodd, Charles Harold (C. H. Dodd) (1884–1973);
  • renowned british new testament scholar;
  • driving force, behind the new english bible (NEB);
  • the parables of the kingdom;
  • Dodd's commentary on Romans, “wrath of God” and retribution;
  • concept of propitiation, “foreign to biblical usage”;
  • synoptic gospels