Did Jesus claim to be the Messiah? What Vos discerned in his day applies equally to ours: “a certain class of writers” regards with “disfavor . . . the Messianic element in the Gospels.” His comprehensive, detailed refutation of such writers has helped Christians answer these questions affirmatively for more than 85 years.
First released in 1926, The Self-Disclosure of Jesus is among Vos’ most well-known and sought-after works, demonstrating his influence on Reformed and Presbyterian thought, and answering the questions raised by theories of the “messianic secret” and, fundamentally, the mission of Jesus.
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“the large modern trend towards placing all essentials and values of religion in the subjective sphere” (Page 15)
“the growing disfavor with which the Messianic element in the Gospels is regarded by a certain class of writers.” (Page 13)
“subjective piety that would feed upon the New Testament” (Page 5)
Vos’ insights are penetrating, refreshing, and orthodox. His rebuttal of Wrede’s ‘messianic secret’ theory is prescient and, in my opinion, devastating. Besides all this, the book is a superb defense of the deity of Christ.
—James T. Dennison Jr., professor of church history and biblical theology, Northwest Theological Seminary
The reappearance of this volume is most welcome. Vos’ treatment of the messianic identity and self-consciousness of Jesus revealed in the Gospels (though dated at points where it counteracts largely moribund errors of 100 years ago) is of enduring value.
—Richard B. Gaffin Jr., Charles Krahe Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology, Westminster Theological Seminary
This work remains an important contribution to both Gospel studies and systematic studies.
—T. David Gordon, professor of religion and Greek, Grove City College
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