Geerhardus Vos’s Reformed Dogmatics represents the early theological thought of one of the premier Reformed thinkers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Originally self-published in five volumes in 1896 under the titleGereformeerde Dogmatiek, this important work of Reformed theology has never before been available to an English audience.
Geerhardus Vos is perhaps best known to English speakers for his booksPauline Eschatology, published in 1930, andBiblical Theology: Old and New Testaments, published in 1948. Vos’s strong grounding in biblical scholarship and biblical theology gives hisReformed Dogmaticsa unique, fresh biblical perspective. Though this five-volume set is systematic in nature, Geerhardus Vos brings the skills and acumen of a biblical theologian to the task.
This new edition incorporates the English translations of each of the earlier volumes into a single volume for students of Reformed theology.
Like books, people can become ‘classics.’ Great in their day, but richer and more fulfilling with time. Not yet a classic, Vos’s never-before-publishedReformed Dogmaticsis more like a lost Shakespeare play recently discovered. There seems to have been a flurry in recent years of systematic theologians writing with an eye for biblical theology. With this series we now have a biblical theologian writing a systematic theology. Thanks to Lexham Press for giving us such a long-awaited but impressive access to this much-discussed gem.
—Michael Horton, Prof. of Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary California
The state of access to deep, historic, orthodox Reformed theology has progressed exponentially in the last decade or so. Resources previously inaccessible to many have now become available to a vastly wider audience. In my view, the capstone of this accessibility is in this masterful work of Geerhardus Vos. Vos has the singularly unique accumen and ability to summarize and state concisely some of the deepest truths of Reformed theology. These volumes will now be my first recommendation to anyone who wants to understand the riches of the Bible’s teaching in a compressed and clear way. Thanks to Richard B. Gaffin Jr., to the translators, and to Lexham Press for putting this work into our hands.
—K. Scott Oliphint, Prof. of Apologetics and Systematic Theology, Westminster Seminary California
In Volume Four, Soteriology, Vos discusses: The nature of salvation The evidence of salvation The order of salvation (ordo salutis) And more