The Advanced Degrees Program summer session began on June 11, 2012. This year, the guest lecturer is the Rev. Dr. Mark Chapman, vice-principal of Ripon College Cuddesdon, University of Oxford, England. Chapman will lecture on two evenings, June 20 and 21, both taking place at the School’s Hargrove Auditorium at 7 p.m. Titled “The National and the International Church,” Chapman will cover several topics of interest to the Church including the quadrilateral and the Anglican Communion Covenant. Both lectures are free and open to the public.
Chapman teaches Church history, ecclesiology, and Anglicanism and is the tutor for graduates and director for the Oxford BA. He is reader in modern theology in the University of Oxford, visiting professor at Oxford Brookes University, as well as honorary assistant curate in Garsington, Horspath, and Cuddesdon. He is also a clergy representative for the diocese of Oxford on General Synod.
Mark studied politics and philosophy and then theology at Trinity College, Oxford, and also spent a year in Munich working for his doctorate. He was Stephenson Research Fellow at the University of Sheffield before he joined the staff at Cuddesdon in 1992.
He has written a history of Christianity in Cuddesdon, God's Holy Hill, and edited a book on the history of the College: Ambassadors of Christ. He has written and edited books in many different areas of theology and church history, and is trustee and publications officer for Affirming Catholicism. His most recent books are Anglican Theology (Continuum, 2012), Doing God: Religion and Public Policy in Brown's Britain (DLT, 2008) and Bishops, Saints and Politics (Continuum, 2007). He is also author of Anglicanism: A Very Short Introduction (OUP, 2006).