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Mark David Hall

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.

Mark David Hall
Born (1966-02-22) February 22, 1966 (age 51)
Alma mater University of Virginia
Website www.georgefox.edu/academics/undergrad/departments/polisci/hall.html
Scientific career
Fields Politics
Institutions George Fox University

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EducationEdit

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 careerEdit

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 careerEdit

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]  printed version of the talk has been downloaded more than 225,000 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 bibliographyEdit

BooksEdit

  • Hall, Mark (1997). The political and legal philosophy of James Wilson, 1742–1798. Columbia: University of Missouri Press. ISBN 9780826211033. 
  • Hall, Mark D.; Dreisbach, Daniel L.; Morrison, Jeffry H. (2004). The founders on God and government. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. ISBN 9780742522794. 
  • Hall, Mark D. (editor); Hall, Kermit L. (editor); Wilson, James (author) (2007). Collected Works of James Wilson, 2 Vols. Indianapolis, Indiana: Liberty Fund Press. 
  • Hall, Mark D.; Dreisbach, Daniel L. (2009). The sacred rights of conscience: selected readings on religious liberty and church-state relations in the American founding. Indianapolis, Indiana: Liberty Fund Press. ISBN 9780865977150. 
  • Hall, Mark D.; Dreisbach, Daniel L.; Morrison, Jeffry H. (2009). The forgotten founders on religion and public life. Notre Dame, Indianapolis: University of Notre Dame Press. ISBN 9780268026028. 
  • Hall, Mark D.; Gregg II, Gary L. (2012). America's forgotten founders (2nd ed.). Wilmington, Delaware: ISI Books. ISBN 9781610170239. 
  • Hall, Mark D. (2013). Roger Sherman and the creation of the American republic. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199929849. 
  • Hall, Mark D. (2013). Roger Sherman and the creation of the American republic. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199929849.  Also available online at: Hall, Mark D. (2012). "Roger Sherman and the creation of the American republic". Oxford Scholarship Online. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199929849.001.0001. 
  • Hall, Mark D. Editor. (2016). Collected Works of Roger Sherman. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund Press. ISBN 9780865978942. 

Journal articlesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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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