Richard B.Gaffin, Jr., Professor of Systematic Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary,describes this book in the foreword as “a classic of unprecedented insight into the structure of Paul’s theology.” Vos ’s basic thesis is that to unfold Paul’s eschatology is to set forth his theology as a whole, not just his teaching on Christ’s return.
The author begins by discussing the structure of Paul’s eschatology, the interaction between his eschatology and his soteriology, and the religious and ethical motivation of his eschatology. Succeeding chapters treat the coming of the Lord and its precursors, the man of sin, the resurrection, chiliasm, the judgment, and the eternal state. The Pauline Eschatology, originally published in 1930, includes a bibliography and an appendix on the eschatology of the Psalter.
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Appendix: Eschatology of the Psalter
Geerhardus Vos (1862–1949) became the first professor of biblical theology at Princeton Theological Seminary in 1893, retiring in 1932. Among his writings are Biblical Theology and The Pauline Eschatology.