Princeton, NJ, March 18, 2014–Princeton Theological Seminary will welcome Dr. Cornelis van der Kooi, professor of systematic theology and chair of the Department of Dogmatics and Ecumenics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, to campus March 31 through April 3, 2014, when he delivers the annual Warfield Lectures. 

van der kooi press releaseThe lecture series, titled “This Incredibly Benevolent Force: Developments in Reformed Pneumatology and Spirituality,” will include six lectures given in the Daniel J. Theron Assembly Room in the Princeton Theological Seminary Library, at the corner of Mercer Street and Library Place in Princeton. The schedule of lectures is as follows:

Monday, March 31, 7:00 p.m.

Lecture I: “Cosmological Emptiness and the Promise of Pneumatology”

Tuesday, April 1, 3:00 p.m.

Lecture II: “Christ and the Spirit: Towards a Sustainable Spirit-Christology I”

Tuesday, April 1, 7:00 p.m.

Lecture III: “The Anointed Son: Towards a Sustainable Spirit-Christology II”

Wednesday, April 2, 7:00 p.m.

Lecture IV: “Transformative Spirituality: The Contribution of the Reformed Tradition”

Thursday, April 3, 3:00 p.m.

Lecture V: “The Threefold Office as GPS for the Christian Life”

Thursday, April 3, 7:00 p.m.

Lecture VI: “Eyes and Ears Open to the World:  Discernment and Hope”

van der Kooi earned his Ph.D. from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in 1984. He joined the university in 2003 as the director of the Center of Evangelical and Reformation Theology.

He is the author of several books, including Christelijke Dogmatiek (O.W. Dubois, 2012), Critical Edition of Karl Barth (Basel, 2010). His numerous articles have appeared in several journals and books.

van der Kooi has served as convener for the European Science Foundation and coleader of the project, Evangelical Theology in Transition. He is on the editorial board of editors of Kerk en Theologie, a member of the wissenschaftliche Beirat der Karl Barth, and a member of the editorial board of Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Theologie. He is currently working on “Sharing in His Anointing,” a project on inquiry in Christology and pneumatology.

The Warfield Lectures are named in honor of Annie Kinkead Warfield, wife of Dr. Benjamin Breckenridge Warfield, distinguished professor of theology at the Seminary from 1887 to 1921. The lectures are free and open to the public. Please call the Office of Communication and External Relations at 609.497.7760 for more information.

Princeton Theological Seminary, founded in 1812, is the first seminary established by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church. Its mission is to educate leaders for the church of Jesus Christ worldwide, and its more than 500 students and 11,000 graduates from all fifty states and many nations around the world serve Christ in churches, schools and universities, healthcare institutions, nonprofit agencies, initiatives for social justice, mission agencies, and the emerging ministries of the church in the twenty-first century.