Mark David Hall

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Mark David Hall
Born (1966-02-22) February 22, 1966 (age 53)
Alma materUniversity of Virginia
Scientific career
FieldsPolitics
InstitutionsGeorge Fox University
Websitewww.georgefox.edu/academics/undergrad/departments/polisci/hall.html

Mark David Hall (born 22 February 1966),[1] is Herbert Hoover Distinguished Professor of Politics and Faculty Fellow in the William Penn Honors Program at George Fox University. He is the author of a number of books on religion and politics in American life. The majority of his research has been in religion in the American founding era.

Education[edit]

In 1988, Hall received a BA in political science from Wheaton College (Illinois) and in 1993 received his PhD in government from University of Virginia.

Early career[edit]

Prior to his 2001 hiring at George Fox University, he taught from 1993 to 2001 at East Central University, first as an assistant and then an associate professor.[2] He has served as Herbert Hoover Distinguished Professor of Politics at George Fox since 2005, and Faculty Fellow in the William Penn Honors Program since 2013. His primary teaching fields are great books, political theory, constitutional law, and religion and politics in America.[3]

Later career[edit]

Hall’s scholarly work is focused on issues of religion in the American founding era. In particular, his writing is often concerned with dispelling misconceptions that the Founders were deists who desired the strict separation of church and state. Instead, he argues that there are good reasons to believe many Founders were influenced by orthodox Christianity and that virtually none of them favored anything approximating a contemporary understanding of the separation of church and state. See, for instance, his 2010 lecture at the Heritage Foundation that was covered by C-SPAN.[4] A printed version of the talk has been downloaded more than 300,000 times. Hall demonstrates that these distortions are of more than scholarly interest, arguing that they have had a profound impact how the Supreme Court has interpreted the religion clauses of the First Amendment.[4]

In addition to teaching at George Fox University, Mark is Associated Faculty at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University, Senior Fellow at Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion, and an Affiliate Scholar at the John Jay Institute. As well, he contributes regularly to the blogs Law and Liberty and Learn Liberty.

Selected bibliography[edit]

Books[edit]

  • Hall, Mark David. Did America Have a Christian Founding? Separating Myth from Historical Truth. Thomas Nelson, forthcoming.
  • Hall, Mark David and Daniel L. Dreisbach, ed. Great Christian Jurists in American History. New York: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming.
  • Hall, Mark David and Daryl Charles, ed. America and the Just War Tradition: A History of U.S. Conflicts. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2019.
  • Hall, Mark David, ed. Collected Works of Roger Sherman. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund Press, 2016.
  • Hall, Mark David. Roger Sherman and the Creation of the American Republic. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.
  • Hall, Mark David. Roger Sherman and the Creation of the American Republic. Oxford Scholarship Online: Oxford University Press, 2013.
  • Hall, Mark David and Gary L. Gregg II. America's Forgotten Founders. Wilmington: ISI Books, 2011.
  • Hall, Mark David and Daniel L. Dreisbach, ed. The Sacred Rights of Conscience: Selected Readings on Religious Liberty and Church-State Relations in the American Founding. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund Press, 2009.
  • Hall, Mark David, Daniel L. Dreisbach, and Jeffry H. Morrison, ed. The Forgotten Founders on Religion and Public Life. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2009.
  • Hall, Mark David, Kermit L. Hall, and James Wilson, ed. Collected Works of James Wilson, 2 Vols. Indianapolis: Liberty Funds Press, 2007.
  • Hall, Mark David, Daniel L. Dreisbach, and Jeffry H. Morrison, ed. The Founders on God and Government. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2004.
  • Hall, Mark David. The Political and Legal Philosophy of James Wilson, 1742-1798. Columbia: University of Missouri, 1997.

Journal articles[edit]

  • Hall, Mark D. (Summer 2002). "Beyond self-interest: the political theory and practice of evangelical women in Antebellum America". Journal of Church and State. 44 (3): 477–99. doi:10.1093/jcs/44.3.477.
  • Hall, Mark D. (2006). "Jeffersonian walls and Madisonian lines: the Supreme Court's use of history in religion clause cases". Oregon Law Review. University of Oregon. 85 (2): 563–614. Pdf.
  • Hall, Mark D. (October 26, 2015). "Religious Accommodations and the Common Good". Heritage Foundation Backgrounder.
  • Hall, Mark D. (Spring 2014). "Madison's Memorial and Remonstrance, Jefferson's Statute for Religious Liberty, and the Creation of the First Amendment". American Political Thought. 3: 32–63. doi:10.1086/675647.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hall, Mark David, 1966-". Library of Congress. Retrieved 14 July 2014. CIP t.p. (Mark David Hall) data sheet (b. 2-22-1966)
  2. ^ "Hall, Mark David: curriculum vitae" (PDF). George Fox University.
  3. ^ "Profile page: Mark Hall". George Fox University.
  4. ^ Hall, Mark D. (2006). "Jeffersonian walls and Madisonian lines: the Supreme Court's use of history in religion clause cases". Oregon Law Review. University of Oregon. 85 (2): 563–614. Pdf.

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