Louis Berkhof (1873-1957)—an American Reformed theologian born in Drenthe province of the Netherlands and emigrated to the United States with his parents in 1882, settling in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where Berkhof would spend, apart from his education, the rest of his life.
Berkhof's work emphasized that all initiative, virtue, and certainty reside with God, while all the opposite resides with humanity.
- Systematic Theology (originally titled Reformed Dogmatics, 1932)
- Manual of Reformed Doctrine (1933, college-level distillation of Reformed Dogmatics, also titled Manual of Christian Doctrine)
- Summary of Christian Doctrine, (1938) an even further distilled version of Systematic Theology
- "What is the The Word of God?" (address given at Calvin College and Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan, June 3, 4, and 5, 1942)
- Biblical Archaeology (Eerdmans-Sevensma, 1915)
- Dictionary of the Presbyterian & Reformed Tradition in America, D.G. Hart, Mark A. Noll (eds.), Intervarsity Press, 1999, pp.32-33