Associate Professor of History
Phone: (805) 565-7087
Office Location: Deane Hall 201
Only by appointment.
British History, Modern European History
Dr. Alister Chapman (PhD, Cambridge) came to Westmont in 2004. He teaches courses in modern European history and the World History Survey (HIS-010). Dr. Chapman’s research focuses on the history of Christianity in modern Britain. He is currently working on a book about religion and British prime ministers in the twentieth century. Alister is married to Margaret Chapman, and they have four children.
B.A., M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., History, University of Cambridge
Godly Ambition: John Stott and the Evangelical Movement. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012)
"The International Context of Secularization in England: The End of Empire, Immigration, and the Decline of Christian National Identity, 1945-1970," Journal of British Studies, forthcoming
Seeing Things Their Way: Intellectual History and the Return of Religion, eds. Alister Chapman, John Coffey, and Brad S. Gregory (Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 2009)
“Evangelical or Fundamentalist? The Case of John Stott,” in Evangelicalism and Fundamentalism: The Experience of the United Kingdom during the Twentieth Century, eds. David Ceri Jones and David W. Bebbington (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013)
“Intellectual History and Religion in Modern Britain,” in Seeing Things Their Way: Intellectual History and the Return of Religion , eds. Alister Chapman, John Coffey, and Brad S. Gregory (Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 2009)
“Evangelical International Relations in the Post-Colonial World: The Lausanne Movement and the Challenge of Diversity, 1974-89, Missiology 37 ( 2009): 355-68
“Anglican Evangelicals and Revival, 1945-59,” in Revival and Resurgence in Christian History, eds. Kate Cooper and Jeremy Gregory (Woodbridge: Boydell, 2008), 307-17
“Secularisation and the Ministry of John R. W. Stott at All Souls, Langham Place, 1950-70,” The Journal of Ecclesiastical History 56, no. 3 (2005): 496-513