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Redemptive History and Biblical Interpretation: The Shorter Writings of Geerhardus Vos
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Redemptive History and Biblical Interpretation: The Shorter Writings of Geerhardus Vos

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Emphasizing the historical character of biblical revelation, Vos was able to clarify the pervasive meaning of Scripture by bringing into view its basic structure. Far from an array of isolated prooftexts, the Bible was, for Vos, an organism—its rich diversity giving unaminous expression of its redemptive message. In Redemptive History and Biblical Interpretation, the shorter writings of this famed theologian have been gathered under one cover. The reader will discover here numerous major biblical and theological studies, selected addresses, and book reviews, as well as a 13-page bibliography of Vos’ writings.

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Key Features

  • Gathers together some of Geerhardus J. Vos’ hard-to-find essays
  • Offers overview of the Bible’s basic structure
  • Contains keen insights into modern biblical studies

Praise for the Print Edition

An important publishing venture. . . for it makes available a large number of writings of a notable theologian which had previously been difficult to obtain. . . especially our ministers, but also all those who are interested in theology, ought to purchase this book.

—H. Hanko, Standard Bearer

There are great riches in this volume for the student of theology. All who are convinced of the importance of biblical theology and thorough-going scholarship will prize this collection.

Evangelical Presbyterian

Dr. Gaffin has made valuable articles available to people who might never have tackled one of Vos’ larger works. . . . the book belongs in theological libraries, but it might well be given to young ministers beginning their libraries, as well as general readers interested in the Reformed faith.

—Christian Observer

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About Geerhardus J. Vos

Geerhardus J. Vos (1862–1949) 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. He then went on to do doctoral work in Semitics at the University of Berlin for one year, followed by two years at the University of Strasburg. He returned to teach at Calvin in 1888, but 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. 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.

About Richard B. Gaffin Jr.

Richard B. Gaffin Jr. is Charles Krahe Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, where he has taught since 1965. An ordained teaching elder of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, he is also the editor of the first-ever English translation of Geerhardus Vos’ Gereformeerde Dogmatiek (Reformed Dogmatics), sold only by Logos Bible Software.