Ernst Kasemann, D.Theol. (Marburg), was born in 1906. After his university studies in Bonn, Marburg and Tubingen, he was for some time involved in pastoral work and was a prominent figure in the Confessing Church. In 1946 he was appointed Professor of New Testament in Mainz, and was called to a chair at Gottingen in 1951. After 1959 he was Professor of New Testament in Tubingen. Among books by Dr Kasemann translated into English are: The Testament of Jesus A study of the Gospel of John in the light of chapter 17 (1968); Jesus Means Freedom A polemical survey of the New Testament (1969); New Testament Questions of Today (1969); and Perspectives on Paul (1971).