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A Gentleman and a Scholar – Geerhardus Vos

“The foremost practitioner of Reformed Biblical Theology of the late 19th and early 20th century. Vos took to hand a discipline dominated by pietism and liberals and made it habitable for confessional Reformed theology, without ever using it as a tool against Systematic Theology or the Reformed confessions.” – R. Scott Clark on Geerhardus Vos

“Biblical Theology occupies a position between Exegesis and Systematic Theology in the encyclopaedia of theological disciplines. It differs from Systematic Theology, not in being more Biblical, or adhering more closely to the truths of the Scriptures, but in that its principle of organizing the Biblical material is historical rather than logical. Whereas Systematic Theology takes the Bible as a completed whole and endeavors to exhibit its total teaching in an orderly, systematic form, Biblical Theology deals with the material from the historical standpoint, seeking to exhibit the organic growth or development of the truth of Special Revelation from the primitive pre-redemptive Special Revelation given in Eden to the close of the New Testament Canon.” -Vos in the preface to Biblical Theology: Old and New Testaments 

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