Canon Professor Mark D. Chapman


Studied PPE and Theology at Trinity College, Oxford and Ludwig-Maximillians University, Munich. Stephenson Fellow at the Department of Biblical Studies, Sheffield University (1989-91). Lecturer in Systematic Theology, Ripon College Cuddesdon (from 1992). Vice-Principal from 2002. Reader in Modern Theology, University of Oxford, 2008-2015. Professor of the History of Modern Theology, University of Oxford, from 2015. Hensley Henson Lecturer, 2013.

Research Area:

History of Christianity, Historical and Systematic Theology

Research Interests:

Historical Theology from 1750 (Britain, U.S. & Germany); Ecumenism; Ernst Troeltsch and Liberal Theology; History & Theology of Anglicanism; Secularization Theory; Political and Social Theory; History of Sexuality

External Engagement:

Church of England Priest and Canon Theologian of Truro Cathedral; member of General Synod for the Diocese of Oxford; member of the Church of England Council for Christian Unity; Member of Living in Love and Faith Commission; Associate Priest in Garsington, Cuddesdon and Horspath



Select Publications

  • Costly Communion Ecumenical Initiative and Sacramental Strife in the Anglican Communion

  • New Approaches in History and Theology to Same-Sex Love and Desire

    Chapman, MD, Janes, D
  • Hope in the Ecumenical Future

    Chapman, MD
  • Academic Vocation in the Church and Academy Today

    Lakey, MJ
  • Pathways for Ecclesial Dialogue in the Twenty-First Century Revisiting Ecumenical Method

    Chapman, M, Haar, M
  • In search of authority. Anglican theological method from the Reformation to the Enlightenment. By Paul Avis. Pp. xix + 393. London–New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2014. £19.99 (paper). 978 0 5673 2846 5; 978 0 5670 2648 4

    Chapman, M
  • Theology at War and Peace

    Chapman, MD
  • Jane Shaw, Octavia Daughter of God: The Story of a Female Messiah and her Followers (London: Jonathan Cape, 2011), pp. xvii + 397.

    Chapman, M
  • The Oxford Handbook of Anglican Studies

    Chapman, MD, Clarke, S, Percy, M
  • Red Toryism, Common Good, and One Nation

    Chapman, M
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