Dr. Jonathan Chaplin is the first Director of the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics, a position he took up in September 2006. He is Member of the Divinity Faculty of Cambridge University, has served as a faculty member of the Institute for Christian Studies (ICS), Toronto and as a visiting lecturer at the VU University, Amsterdam. He is a specialist in Christian political thought, and has authored or edited several books and many articles in this field. His latest publications are God and the EU: Faith in the European Project (Routledge, 2016), co-edited with Gary Wilton, and Living Lightly, Living Faithfully: Religious faiths and the future of sustainability (Faraday Institute/KLICE, 2013), co-edited with Colin Ball and Robert White.
He is married to Dr. Adrienne Dengerink Chaplin, a specialist in Christian aesthetics, and they have two children, Paul (27), and Lucia (25). He attends St Paul's Anglican Church, Cambridge.