M.A. (Greek and Hebrew), St. Andrews University, 1960
B.D., London University, 1962
M.Phil, Birmingham University, 1995
Colin Chapman was brought up in Scotland and studied at St. Andrews University and London Bible College before training at Ridley Hall, Cambridge, for ordination in the Anglican Church. After working for three years as an assistant minister in a church in Edinburgh, he went to Egypt with the Church Mission Society, where he was on the staff of the Anglican Cathedral and taught at the Coptic Evangelical (Presbyterian) Seminary. From 1975 to 1983 he worked with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students as Regional Secretary for Islamic Lands, based in Beirut. Returning to the UK he taught the Study of Mission and the Study of Religion at Trinity College, an Anglican seminary in Bristol, and from 1990 to 1997 was Principal of Crowther Hall, the training college of the Church Mission Society in Selly Oak, Birmingham. From 1999 to 2003 he taught Islamic Studies at the Near East School of Theology in Beirut. His wife, Anne, worked with the Church Mission Society as a nurse in Jordan before they were married, and they are now enjoying semi-retirement in Cambridge, England.
His books include: "Christianity on Trial" (Lion, 1971-73), "The Case for Christianity" (Lion, Tyndale, 1981), 'Whose Promised Land?" (Lion and Baker, 1983), "Cross and Crescent" (IVP UK and USA, 1988 and 2007), "Islam and the West: conflict, co-existence or conversion?" (Paternoster, 1998), "Whose Holy City? Jerusalem and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict" (Lion and Baker, 2004).
Areas of Expertise, Research, Writing and Teaching:
Islam, Christian-Muslim Relations and the Israeli-Palesitinian Conflict.