Dr. Jonathan Chaplin

Forum Moderator; Director, Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics

Dr Jonathan Chaplin is the Director of the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics. He is a specialist in Christian political thought, and has edited or co-edited three books and many articles in this field. He has published scholarly articles on a range of topics in Christian political theory including pluralism, democracy, state and society, Reformed and Catholic political thought, as well as numerous popular articles. Dr Chaplin served as Associate Professor of Political Theory at the Institute for Christian Studies (ICS) in Toronto, Canada, holding from 2004 to 2006 the Dooyeweerd Chair in Social and Political Philosophy and acting as Academic Dean. He was Tutor in Politics at Plater College in Oxford and Fellow in Christian Political Thought at Sarum College, Salisbury. In 2006 he was appointed Senior Fellow of the Work Research Foundation (WRF) in Hamilton, Ontario. He has served on the board or advisory councils of several organisations working on the relationship between Christian faith and public life, including the Movement for Christian Democracy, Citizens for Public Justice (Canada), the Social Action Commission of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, the theology committee of the Canadian Ecumenical Jubilee Committee, and the Civitas Program of the Center for Public Justice (USA).