Ashland University Philosophy Professor Writes Book on Biblical Ethics

Ashland University Philosophy Professor Writes Book on Biblical Ethics

9/15/14 ASHLAND, Ohio – Dr. Mark Hamilton, associate professor of philosophy at Ashland University, has written a book titled “A Primer On Biblical Ethics,” which has been published by Pilgrim-Platform and is available online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble as well as in the AU Bookstore.

“Students today have a minimum of accurate knowledge of the Bible or what Christianity is all about and they understand even less about Christian ethics,” Hamilton said. “It is important to clarify what a Christian ethic should look like because there are so few exceptional examples of lived out Biblical Christianity.”

Hamilton said most people have only a vague understanding of what Christian morality should look like.

“This book has as its educational purpose to bring to remembrance accurate knowledge of Christianity and of Christian ethics,” he said. “It is specifically directed to those who may think they have an understanding of Christianity because they have an acquaintance with it but who are generally quite unfamiliar.”

Dr. John A. Sparks, retired dean of Arts and Letters and professor of law at Grove City College in Grove City, Pa., reviewed the book.

“The book is a readable, accurate, biblically-based guide to ethics that winsomely guides the uninitiated reader through the various debates about how to approach God’s Law as an ethical standard, helping the student to see the differences between legalism, theonomy and antinomianism,” Sparks wrote. “He draws on a variety of Christian apologists—Van Til, Schaeffer, Lewis, Bahnsen, Sire and Pink—but never overwhelms the reader.”

Ashland University, which has been ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University ( values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.