“Like a lost Shakespeare play recently discovered…”

Published on October 31, 2020 by Benjamin J. Montoya

Lexham Press, 2020 | 1288 pages

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From the “Father of Biblical Theology”:

A foundational work of Reformed theology, now in one volume.

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 1896 under the title Gereformeerde Dogmatiek, Vos’s five volumes were not available in English until more than a century after their original publication.

Now, this new edition brings together all five volumes of the English translation of Reformed Dogmatics:

Volume 1: Theology Proper
Volume 2: Anthropology
Volume 3: Christology
Volume 4: Soteriology
Volume 5: Ecclesiology, The Means of Grace, Eschatology

Vos is perhaps best known to English speakers for his books Pauline Eschatology (1930) and Biblical Theology: Old and New Testaments (1948). His strong grounding in biblical scholarship and biblical theology gives Reformed Dogmatics a unique, fresh, biblical perspective. Although this work is systematic in nature, Vos brings the skills and acumen of a biblical theologian to the task.


About the Author:

Geerhardus Vos (1862-1949) taught Biblical Theology at Princeton Seminary for almost 40 years. Recognized as an eminent theologian in his field, his Biblical Theology has been enormously influential. The full five volumes of his Reformed Dogmatics were recently translated into English for the first time.



“The Reformed Dogmatics makes a valuable contribution for anyone looking for a uniformly sound and often penetrating presentation of biblical doctrine, particularly for students and others interested in an initial in-depth treatment of systematic theology. May God grant that the Reformed Dogmatics be used for the well-being of His church and its mission in and to the world in our day and beyond.”

Richard B. Gaffin Jr.

“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-published Reformed Dogmatics is 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 Theological Seminary

“This translation of Vos’ Dogmatiek is the last link in access to his magnificent oeuvre. English readers will now be able to match the Princetonian’s commitment to historic Reformed doctrinal orthodoxy with his pioneering work in redemptive-historical biblical theology. The interaction is refreshing as well as pace-setting. Kudos to publisher and translator alike for undertaking this project.”

James T. Dennison, Jr.

Academic Dean and Prof. of Church History and Biblical Theology, Northwest Theological Seminary

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Lexham Press, 2020 | 1288 pages

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