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Religious studies educator

David Wellington Chappell, religious studies educator. Member American Academy Religion, Association Asian Studies, International Association Buddhist Studies, Society Buddhist-Christian Studies (past president).

Background

Chappell, David Wellington was born on February 3, 1940 in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada. Came to the United States, 1966. Son of Hayward Lynsin and Mary Elvira (Mosher) Chappell.

Education

Bachelor, Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick, 1961. Bachelor's Degree, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1976.

Career

Minister United Church Canada, Elma, Ontario, Canada, 1964-1966. Professor University Hawaii, Honolulu, 1971—2000, Soka University, Aliso Viejo, California, 2000—2004. Assistant professor University Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, 1977-1978.

Visiting professor University Pittsburgh, 1982. Visiting lecturer Taisho University, Tokyo, 1986-1988. Former director East West Religions Project, Honolulu, 1980-2000, Buddhist Studies Program, University Hawaii, 1987-1992.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Unity in Diversity: Hawaii's Buddhist Communities, Buddhist Peacework: Creating Cultures of Peace, 2001. Editor: T'ien-t'ai Buddhism: An Outline of the Four-Fold Teachings, 1983, Buddhist and Taoist Practice in Medieval Chinese Society, 1987. Editor Buddhist-Christian Studies journal, 1980-1995.

Membership

Member American Academy Religion, Association Asian Studies, International Association Buddhist Studies, Society Buddhist-Christian Studies (past president).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: interreligious dialogue, tennis.

Connections

Married Bertha Vera Bidulock, August 23, 1960 (divorced January 1976). Children: Cynthia Joan, Mark Lynsin David. Married Stella Quemada, July 11, 1981.

father:
Hayward Lynsin Chappell

mother:
Mary Elvira (Mosher) Chappell

spouse:
Bertha Vera Bidulock

spouse:
Stella Quemada

child:
Cynthia Joan Chappell

child:
Mark Lynsin David Chappell