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The Letters of Geerhardus Vos

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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9780875521879

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Geerhardus Vos, a pioneer in biblical theology, continues to influence Bible students today. Widely known for his scholarship on Vos, editor James T. Dennison Jr. here collects, for the first time, all of Vos's extant letters. Many of these letters were written to such luminaries as Abraham Kuyper, Herman Bavinck, B. B. Warfield, and J. Gresham Machen. The editor's notes to each letter assist the reader in understanding references in them.

Endorsements

"An intimate look into the life of a figure who deserves more attention. Geerhardus Vos linked important sites in trans-Atlantic Calvinism a hundred years ago: from Amsterdam to Princeton to Grand Rapids to Philadelphia, His letters show how he built these networks and what he thought on the important theological questions that agitated them."

—James D. Bratt, professor of history and director, Calvin Center for Christian Scholarship, Calvin College

"Brings a man to life who has been the trait d’ union between the Dutch neocalvinist movement of Abraham Kuyper and Herman Bavinck and the American Presbyterian tradition of Benjamin B. Warfield and J. Gresham Machen. These letters are not just about theology, but present Geerhardus Vos in vivid relationship and debate with friends and colleagues. The editor has done a tremendous service for the study of the history of Reformed theology with this rich and hitherto unknown source."

—George Harinck, professor of history, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

The Author

Geerhardus Vos

Geerhardus Vos

Geerhardus Vos (1862-1949) was born in the Netherlands and emigrated to the USA in 1881. He earned degrees from Calvin Theological Seminary, Princeton Theological Seminary, and the University of Strasbourg (PhD in Arabic). In 1894 he was ordained as a minister in the Presbyterian Church in the USA. Before beginning a thirty-nine year tenure on Princeton’s faculty, he was professor of systematic and exegetical theology at Calvin for five years.