Geerhardus Vos (1862-1947)

A Dutch theologian who taught in America, best known for his influence on hermeneutics and biblical theology. Vos was born in the Netherlands, but his family came to America when Vos was nineteen, and his father became pastor of a Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Vos attended the Theologische School (later Calvin Theological Seminary), Princeton Seminary and then did postgraduate work in Germany. He taught at the Theologische School until 1893, when he became professor of biblical theology at Princeton Seminary. While at Princeton, Vos developed his biblical theology, emphasizing how theology develops organically and progressively within the eschatological story of redemption presented in Scripture.


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