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The Self-Disclosure of Jesus: The Modern Debate about the Messianic Consciousness
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The Self-Disclosure of Jesus: The Modern Debate about the Messianic Consciousness


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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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Key Features

  • Features Vos’ classic defense of Jesus’ messianic awareness
  • Offers thorough refutation of the “messianic secret” theories
  • Assists Christians in articulating the divinity of Christ

Praise for the Print Edition

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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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.