John W. Cooper (b. 1947) is Professor of Philosophical Theology at Calvin Theological Seminary (1985). Cooper received an A.B. from Calvin College (1969), his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Toronto (1974, 1978), and his M.T.S. at Calvin Theological Seminary (1983). He taught Philosophy at Calvin College from 1978 to 1985, at which time he joined the seminary faculty. Cooper is also an ordained minister in the Christian Reformed Church.
He confronts worldviews that challenge Christianity and seeks biblical answers to controversies such as women in ministry and gender-neutral Bible translations. Selected titles he has published include: Body, Soul, and Life Everlasting; A Cause for Division? Women in Office and the Unity of the Church; Our Father in Heaven: The Christian Faith and Inclusive Language for God; and The Theology of Freedom.