The Geerhardus Vos Manuscript Collection
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The collection currently includes correspondence, printed lecture notes, student lecture note manuscripts, biographical materials, bibliographical items, articles, and memorabilia.
- 1883 - 1928
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There are no special restrictions to access of this collection. It may be examined by library patrons under the normal rules and conditions of the Seminary Archives.
The following is the acceptable citation for publication: The Geerhardus Vos Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.
- Born, March 14, Heerenveen, Netherlands, to Jan Hendrick Vos and Aaltje Beuker Vos
- Graduated, Amsterdam Gymnasium
- Student, Calvin Theological Seminary
- Graduated, Princeton Theological Seminary
- Fellow in Hebrew, University of Berlin
- Ph.D., University of Strassburg
- Professor, Theology, Calvin Theological Seminary
- Professor, Biblical Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary
- 1894 April 24
- Ordained evangelist, Presbytery of New Brunswick
- Married to Catherine Frances Smith, September 7, Grand Rapids, Michigan
- Professor Emeritus, Princeton Theological Seminary
- Resided, Roaring Branch, Pennsylvania
- Resided, Santa Ana, California
- Resided, Grand Rapids, Michigan
- Died, August 13, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Dr. Vos also received an honorary doctorate from Lafayette College (1893). He was the author both of scholarly and popular books, including Grace and Glory (sermons given in Miller Chapel), The Self-Disclosure of Jesus, Biblical Theology, Charis, Pauline Eschatology, The Mosaic Origins of the Pentateuchal Codes, and The Epistle to the Hebrews. Most of these currently remain in print nearly 50 years after his death. Dr. Vos also published a great number of articles and six collections of verse, four of these in the Dutch language.
Dr. Vos was known for his opposition to proposed revisions of the Westminster standards and also to the reorganization of the Seminary. Today he is, perhaps, best remembered for his pioneering work in the discipline of Biblical Theology.
0.9 Linear Feet (3 Boxes)
This collection was assembled in April of 1996 from a number of sources, the origins of which are not unknown. These items had been preserved in storage for some time and were not available to library patrons. The original finding aid was written in April of 1996 by Raymond D. Cannata, under the direction of William O. Harris, Archivist. The finding aid was edited by Sarah Seraphin in February of 2009.
- The Geerhardus Vos Manuscript Collection
- Raymond D. Cannata
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