Biblical Theology: Old and New Testaments Geerhardus Vos

ISBN: 9781592442911

Published: July 10th 2003


436 pages


Biblical Theology: Old and New Testaments  by  Geerhardus Vos

Biblical Theology: Old and New Testaments by Geerhardus Vos
July 10th 2003 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 436 pages | ISBN: 9781592442911 | 4.73 Mb

Vos is the godfather of soul in the Biblical Theology movement among evangelical/Reformed Bible students. This is Clowney on steroids. Vos method: Gods revelation interprets redemption in history. If for nothing else, read the book for this point. Say it plainly: redemption only has meaning in Gods context. There is no redemption apart from the plan of God. Vos was the dominant influence on Van Til and John Murray.

As the blurb suggests, The aim of this book is to provide an account of the unfolding of the mind of God in history, through the successive agents of his special revelation. Fair enough. Unlike other reviewers, I am not going to pick apart or praise Vos exegesis of specific texts- the reader can do that on his/her own time. I will focus on Vos method applied to the authority and nature of scripture.A few warnings, though: Voss redemptive-historical hermeneutics, while showing us wonderful gems in Scripture, can limit the focus or scope of Gods work among his whole creation.

I am not saying that Vos did this, per se, but many of his maniacal followers have done this. To prove that I am not bashing Vos, I keep Vos or some other Biblical Theology text on my desk as I study the Bible. Vos greatest weakness is his greatest strength: dense sentences. His philosophy: Why say it in three pages direct when you can say it in thirty pages indirectly? However, there are a multitude of sentences that are over-packed with theological meaning. They are thoughts that can be dwelled upon for hours. Do not start at Vos. He is tedious, to be honest.

Go read Clowney or Goldsworthy first.

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