David N. Hempton

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David Neil Hempton (born 1952) is an Irish historian of evangelical Protestant Christianity, dean of Harvard Divinity School, and fellow of the Royal Historical Society.[1]

Biography[edit]

Hempton was born February 19, 1952,[2] in Northern Ireland.[3] He earned his B.A. (1974) from the Queen's University Belfast and his Ph.D. (1977) from the University of St Andrews.[4] Hempton began teaching at Queen's University in 1979, where he was professor of modern history and director of the school of history.[4] He joined the faculty of Boston University in 1998, where he was professor of the history of Christianity, and in 2008 named "Outstanding Teacher of the Year" at the divinity school.[3] In 2007, he was appointed as the first Alonzo L. McDonald Family Professor of Evangelical Theological Studies at Harvard Divinity School,[4] and in 2012 it was announced he would succeed William A. Graham as dean of the school.[3]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Methodism and Politics in British Society, 1750-1850, winner of The Whitfield Prize[5] (1984) ISBN 041555571X
  • The Religion of the People: Methodism and Popular Religion C. 1750-1900 (1996) ISBN 0415077141
  • Religion and Political Culture in Britain and Ireland: From the Glorious Revolution to the Decline of Empire (1996) ISBN 0521479258
  • Methodism: Empire of the Spirit, winner of the Jesse Lee Prize[6] (2005) ISBN 0300119763
  • Evangelical Disenchantment: Nine Portraits of Faith and Doubt (2008) ISBN 030014282X
  • The Church in the Long Eighteenth Century, winner of the Albert C. Outler Prize[7] (2011) ISBN 184511440X

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fellows of the Royal Historical Society". 
  2. ^ "Hempton, David". from Library of Congress Name Authority File. 
  3. ^ a b c "Hempton named Divinity School dean". Harvard Gazette. March 30, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c "Hempton named first McDonald Family Professor". Harvard Gazette. August 24, 2006. 
  5. ^ "Previous Winners of the Whitfield Prize". 
  6. ^ "The Jesse Lee Prize". 
  7. ^ "David Hempton Awarded Outler Prize". Harvard Divinity School. December 7, 2012. 

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