David N. Hempton

David Hempton PhotoDavid N. Hempton is the Dean of Harvard Divinity School, the Alonzo L. McDonald Family Professor of Evangelical Theological Studies, and the John Lord O’Brian Professor of Divinity. He is an internationally recognized historian of Christianity with particular expertise in populist traditions of evangelicalism in Europe, North America, and beyond. His many award-winning publications include Methodism and Politics in British Society, 1750–1850 (Stanford 1984), Methodism: Empire of the Spirit (Yale 2005), and The Church in the Long Eighteenth Century (Tauris 2011). He is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a former fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the 2008 recipient of Harvard Divinity School’s award for outstanding teaching.