Vos while a young man. During this period, Vos was appointed by the Curatorium to be the instructional assistant of Gerrit Egbert Boer, the teacher of the school as well as the president of the assembly. During the second year, Vos was paid as a lecturer alongside his studies. Upon his request, he entered Princeton as a second year student. His outstanding senior paper, titled "The Mosaic Origin of the Pentateuchal Codes" was awarded the Hebrew fellowship prize. Vos carried on his further studies in the University of Berlin in Germany in
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Go slow and rephrase his ideas in your notes. These parts are easy to skim if you desire, but they do demonstrate how a faithful Christian does the work of apologia in a scholarly sphere. I found it encouraging to see how Vos rebutted the arguments of higher criticism and de-spiritualizing liberalism. The content will expand your mind. You can find better summaries elsewhere, but in general Vos demonstrates how Paul "reasons backward" from his eschatology - his understanding of the eternal state, Spirit, the glorified Christ, the world-age that was vs.
In the process Vos conducts an exploration of both Pauline theology and eschatology, with a focus on their interaction.
It will expand your mind and change the way you view your current state in Christ. Although if you know an interpreter of Vos more easily recommended, let me know. The Pauline Eschatology. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, The full-blown conception of the two-age semi-eschatological scheme arrived in Voss masterful thesis The Eschatological Aspect of the Pauline Conception of the Spirit of Voss monumental master piece The Pauline Eschatology of was, in fact, an elaboration of viewpoints of this overlooked article of eighteen years earlier.
The Pauline Eschatology was self-published after the reorganization of the Old Princeton Theological Seminary in , leaving Vos a lonely orthodox voice in the institution. In this masterful presentation, Vos demonstrated the most mature biblical-theological exegesis of I Cor.
Vos greatly enhanced the conventional view of revelation and interpreted it as an eschatological movement of world history, from Creation to Consummation, marked by the progressive self-unfolding character of redemptive history.
Furthermore, he draw the thread of the redemptive history in the past with the continuous heavenly blessedness given to the church at the present time, to the ultimate end time of eternal glory, through the spiritual union with Christ now experienced by faith in believers. In this unparalleled presentation, Vos integrated the heavenly-earthly aspect and the now-future aspect of biblical eschatology into one organic whole. He treated the whole biblical revelation of the redemptive history as eschatological, and concluded that eschatology must precede history itself and philosophy, for God ordained the eschatological plan before the inauguration of the history.
This renewed framework of eschatology was, undoubtedly, a Copernican revolution.
Introduction In Ephesians the apostle Paul writes: "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ. The work of Christ has delivered his people from their former existence in which they were dead in trespasses and sins , and walked "according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air. In his article, "The Eschatological Aspect of the Pauline Conception of the Spirit," Vos states the following: "There are two worlds, the lower and the higher, and it is affirmed of the believer that he belongs to the latter and no longer to the former reality. Each has its own pattern, but the pattern after which the Christian patterns himself is that of the other world, not that of this world Rom. The world has been crucified to the Christian and he unto the world Gal. The Christian has his citizenship in heaven, not upon earth, and therefore should not mind earthly things Phil.
The Pauline Eschatology
Geerhardus Vos and Eschatology