John Kok (1948-2020) was born in Grand Rapids, MI and grew up in the Chicago area. Prior to his retirement in 2014, Dr. John H. Kok was Dean for the Humanities, Dean for Research and Scholarship, and Professor of Philosophy. He graduated in 1971 from Trinity Christian College where he studied under Calvin Seerveld, Pete Steen, Richard Russell and others.
He and his family lived in Amsterdam for twelve years, during which time he was a student at the Free University. He completed the PhD in philosophy in 1992 with a dissertation on the early development of the Dutch philosopher Dirk Vollenhoven.
He became professor of philosophy at Dordt College in 1983. He published and edited several of books including On Kuyper for Dordt Press. He was also the Director of the Andreas Center for Reformed Scholarship and Service.
Obituaries can be found here:
1988. Patterns of the Western Mind. Dordt Press.
1992. Vollenhoven: His early Development. Dordt Press
2001. Marginal Resistance: Essays Dedicated to John C. Vander Stelt. Dordt press.
2004. Celebrating the Vision: The Reformed Perspective of Dordt College. Dordt Press.
2005. Ways of Knowing in Concert. Dordt Press
2013. (with Steve Bishop) On Kuyper. Dordt Press.
1987 Dance: Playful Praise Pro Rege: Vol. 16: No. 1, 15 - 22.
Available at: https://digitalcollections.dordt.edu/pro_rege/vol16/iss1/10
1988. Of Pendulums, Eclectics, and Identity: An Essay on Method and Worldview, Pro Rege: Vol. 17: No. 2, 17 - 31.
Available at: https://digitalcollections.dordt.edu/pro_rege/vol17/iss2/4
1991. Souls Seeking Leadership, Pro Rege: Vol. 20: No. 1, 25 - 37.
Available at: https://digitalcollections.dordt.edu/pro_rege/vol20/iss1/3
1992. Vollenhoven and Thinking in the Light of Scripture, Pro Rege: Vol. 21: No. 2, 11 - 23.
Available at: https://digitalcollections.dordt.edu/pro_rege/vol21/iss2/2
1994. Contemporary Environmental Ethics: A Tempest in a Teapot, Pro Rege: Vol. 22: No. 3, 8 - 14.
Available at: https://digitalcollections.dordt.edu/pro_rege/vol22/iss3/2
2003. To Have and To Hold: Peculiar Grounds for Cultural Engagements and Civil Disagreements, Pro Rege: Vol. 31: No. 3, 23 - 30.
Available at: https://digitalcollections.dordt.edu/pro_rege/vol31/iss3/4
2003. Learning to Teach from Within a Christian Perspective, Pro Rege: Vol. 31: No. 4, 11 - 19.
Available at: https://digitalcollections.dordt.edu/pro_rege/vol31/iss4/2