Hi, I’m Brian Hamilton.

I’m an Associate Professor of Religion at Florida Southern College. I work in social ethics and the history of Christian moral thought. Right now, I’m writing a book about the inevitability of moral failure. Email me at bhamilton@flsouthern.edu.

Photo of me and my family in our backyard, June 2023
Lakeland, FL, June 2023

I grew up in Harrisonburg, Virginia. I live now in Lakeland, Florida, with my childhood sweetheart, our three-year-old daughter, and one anxious cat.

I studied theological ethics under the inimitable Jean Porter at the University of Notre Dame, where I wrote a dissertation on the medieval Franciscans. I joined the faculty at Florida Southern in 2015.

I just came off of a sabbatical, which I spent running, studying Greek, and chipping away at my book on moral failure.

My personal hero—and I mean this in all earnestness—is Mr. Rogers.