Did Jesus claim to be the Messiah? What Vos discerned in his day applies equally to ours: “a certain class of writers” regards with “disfavor . . . the Messianic element in the Gospels.” His comprehensive, detailed refutation of such writers, first released in 1926, has helped evangelicals answer these questions affirmatively for more than ninety years.
About the Author
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.
Table of Contents
|I.||The Strategic Importance of the Messianic Consciousness||13|
|II.||The Denial of the Messianic Consciousness||37|
|III.||The Denial of the Messianic Consciousness (Continued)||57|
|IV.||The Agnostic Position: Wrede||66|
|V.||The Theory of Prospective Messiahship||79|
|VI.||The Theory of Development of Jesus into the Messianic Consciousness||88|
|VII.||The Theory of Purely Formal Significance of the Messianic Consciousness||95|
|X.||The Son of God||141|
|XI.||The Son of God (Continued): Ascription of the Title to Jesus by Others||171|
|XII.||The Son of God (Continued): The Sonship of Jesus in the Fourth Gospel||195|
|XIII.||The Son of Man||227|
|XV.||The Messianic Death||273|