“Dr. Hamilton was my professor of Theology at Colgate Rochester Divinity School in the early '60s. Now in these later years I credit him with giving me the permission to be fully open in my own theological/philosophical search. I considered myself a Christian when I was in seminary preparing for Christian ministry. I now identify myself as an atheist and a devotee of Jesus of Nazareth.
“I still treasure his early books on Christian Atheism. Now I have time to read about Melville. A great, brave human being.
“I was a student of Dr. Hamilton while I was at Hamilton College. He answered many questions for me. He was a great man.
“With deepest sympathy to the Hamilton family during your time of grief...God is for us a refuge and strength, A help that is readily to be found during difficult times...May God provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead.
“To the the family of William Hamilton - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that he will be missed by many.
“I remember being introduced to Dr. Hamilton's work when I was in college, He is a voice cying in the wilderness.
“My condolences to the Hamilton family at this sad time. A good life he lived.
PORTLAND, Ore. William Hamilton, the retired theologian who declared in the 1960s that God was dead, died Tuesday Feb. 28 in his downtown Portland apartment. He was 87. Mr. Hamilton said he had been haunted by questions about God since he was a teenager. Years later, when his conclusion was...Read More