Jonathan Chaplin

Dr. Jonathan Chaplin is the first Director of the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics. He is Member of the Divinity Faculty of Cambridge University, has served as a faculty member of the Institute for Christian Studies, Toronto and as a visiting lecturer at the VU University, Amsterdam. He is a specialist in Christian political thought, and has authored or edited six books and many articles in this field. His latest publications are God and Global Order (Baylor, 2010), co-edited with Robert Joustra, and Herman Dooyeweerd—Christian Philosopher of State and Civil Society (Notre Dame, 2011). He is married to Dr. Adrienne Dengerink Chaplin, a specialist in Christian aesthetics, and they have two children. He attends St Andrew's Anglican Church, Oakington, Cambridgeshire.


Volume 110

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Guests on Volume 110: Kevin Belmonte, on how G. K. Chesterton embraced a "defiant joy" in spite of the cynical pessimism of many of his contemporaries; David Lyle Jeffrey and Gregory Maillet, on why Christians cannot afford to regard literature as a mere entertaining diversion; Mark Noll, on what motivates anti-intellectualism among Christians and why it is a theologically indefensible prejudice; Alan Jacobs, on W. H. Auden's understanding of the vocation of "poet" and on the spiritual and historical background to Auden's 1947 book-length poem, The Age of Anxiety; and Jonathan Chaplin, on the outlines and sources of the social and political thought of Herman Dooyeweerd and on his understanding of the relationship between theology and Christian philosophy.