Why a “Just Society” must also be a “Big Society”
Dr. Jonathan Chaplin is associate fellow at the British public-theology think tank Theos, adjunct faculty at the Institute for Christian Studies (ICS), Toronto, and a member of the Divinity Faculty of Cambridge University. He was first director of the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics, based in Cambridge, from 2006 to 2017.
He taught political theory at ICS from 1999 to 2006, holding the Dooyeweerd Chair in Social and Political Philosophy from 2004 to 2006. He was visiting lecturer at the VU University, Amsterdam, from 2007 to 2011. He is author of Faith in Democracy: Framing a Politics of Deep Diversity (SCM 2021) and Herman Dooyeweerd: Christian Philosopher of State and Civil Society (University of Notre Dame 2011) and two reports for Theos. He has also edited or coedited nine other books, most recently The Future of Brexit Britain: Anglican Reflections on British Identity and European Solidarity (SPCK 2020). He has written over thirty articles for Comment magazine. He is a member of St Paul’s Anglican Church, Cambridge, UK, where he chairs the Eco Church committee and serves as Diocesan Synod rep.