Prof. Dr. C. (Cornelis; in Dutch often: Kees) van der Kooi serves as Full Professor of Systematic Theology at the VU University Amsterdam, where he chairs the Department of Dogmatics and Ecumenics. Recently he published (together with G. van den Brink) a new handbook on Christian doctrine, Christelijke Dogmatiek (2012), now available in fifth print. An English translation will be published with Eerdmans, Grand Rapids. In 2014 he delivered the Warfield Lectures at Princeton Theological Seminary, under the title: “This Incredibly Benevolent Force. The Holy Spirit in Reformed Theology and Spirituality.”
Among his major publications are As in a Mirror. John Calvin and Karl Barth on Knowing God. A Diptych (2002, e.t. 2005) and Tegenwoordigheid van Geest (2006). He was the editor of the critical edition of Barths second commentary the letter to the Romans (2010). He functions as a theological linking pin between the reformed tradition and evangelical/charismatic renewal movements.