My main goal in teaching Christian ethics is to help students take responsibility for their own religious commitments—and to understand those of others—in view of the real challenges facing the worlds they live in. To do this, I work to form students in three key intellectual disciplines: careful reading of the sources of their own traditions, alertness to the changing shape of the world around them, and active openness to new perspectives.
locationEdge Hall - room 310
Dr. Brian Hamilton received his M.T.S. in the history of Christianity and his Ph.D. in Christian ethics, both from the University of Notre Dame. His main interests are in Christian social ethics and political theology, particularly around issues of violence, poverty, and gender. He also studies medieval and early modern political thought more broadly, with his dissertation focusing on the 13th-c. Italian saint Francis of Assisi. In addition to preparing his dissertation for publication, Dr. Hamilton is currently reading and writing about theories of violence.
PhD in Christian Ethics, University of Notre Dame
MTS in History of Christianity, University of Notre Dame
BA in Peace and Conflict Studies, Messiah College