Sponsored by the Calvin Center for Christian Scholarship
Kees van der Kooi is an expert on modern Christian theology with special interests in the legacy of John Calvin and the work of Karl Barth. Among his many publications is As in a Mirror: John Calvin and Karl Barth on Knowing God, A Diptych (Leiden 2005). In this lecture he will evaluate the controversial book Love Wins by Grand Rapids pastor-author Rob Bell according to the view of universal salvation expounded by the Swiss Reformed theologian Karl Barth, the foremost theologian of the 20th century. Professor van der Kooi is the Director of the Center of Evangelical and Reformation Theology at the VU-University, Amsterdam.