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The Idea of Biblical Theology as a Science and as a Theological Discipline
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The Idea of Biblical Theology as a Science and as a Theological Discipline


Anson D. F. Randolph & Company 1886

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Delivered in May, 1894, as his inaugural address as professor of biblical theology at Princeton Theological Seminary, this groundbreaking work has seen republication several times since, growing in popularity and referenced as often as any of Vos’ other works. Here he discusses the fundamental idea behind the pursuit of biblical theology, and the very nature of biblical theology itself.

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Key Features

  • Presents Geerhardus Vos’ inaugural address at Princeton Theological Seminary
  • Discusses the idea behind the pursuit of biblical theology
  • Explores the very nature of biblical theology

Product Details

  • Title: The Idea of Biblical Theology as a Science and as a Theological Discipline
  • Author: Geerhardus J. Vos
  • Publisher: Anson D. F. Randolph & Son
  • Publication Date: 1886
  • Pages: 78
  • Christian Group: Reformed
  • Resource Type: Sermons
  • Topic: Biblical Theology

About Geerhardus J. Vos

Geerhardus J. Vos was a Dutch-American theologian. He was the first alumnus of Calvin College (then Theological School) to earn a doctoral degree. Vos studied Old Testament at Princeton Seminary and graduated with honors and accepted an invitation to hold Princeton’s new chair of biblical theology in 1892. He held the chair until his retirement in 1932. During his time at Princeton, he taught some of the great Reformed minds of the twentieth century, including John Gresham Machen and Ned Bernard Stonehouse. Vos was also an essential catalyst in the establishment of Biblical Theology as a discipline and represented the early theological thought as one of the premier Reformed thinkers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, his Reformed Dogmatics is an important piece of Reformed theology. He passed away in 1949. Vos’ thinking and scholarship in theology has influenced Cornelius Van Til, John Murray, Richard B. Gaffin Jr., and Herman Ridderbos.