Gerrit Cornelis Berkouwer (1903-1996) was a minister of the Reformed Church in the Netherlands (GKN) and a
Christian theologian. He was the chair of
Systematic Theology at the Free University of Amsterdam, and a prolific author. While critical of the teachings of Karl Barth, Klaas Schilder, and
Roman Catholicism, he is also known for leading the ecumenical movement of his day.
His most influential work is the multi-volume
Studies in Dogmatics, along with his
Conflict with Rome; A Half Century of Theology;
The Second Vatican Council and the New Catholicism; and
The Triumph of Grace in the Theology of Karl Barth.