Milton speaks at ethics symposium

Posted on August 10, 2018

Dr. Michael Milton, James H. Ragsdale Professor of Missions and Evangelism at Erskine Theological Seminary, recently spoke at the International Military Ethics Symposium, which was held July 30-August 1 at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C.

Milton, a retired U.S. Army Reserve Chaplain (Colonel) who serves as director of the chaplain ministries emphasis in Erskine’s Master of Divinity program, told the gathering of American and British ethical educators and scholars that for those are serving in the military “‘Civic ethics’ that merely call for ‘courage’ cannot answer the great existential questions that arise in combat and demobilization from war.”

He cited the need for the Judeo-Christian ethical framework, which he said is “clearly laid out” in the Army Ethics White Paper (2014), the U.S. Constitution, and the British constitutional monarchy.

Read more about Milton’s message here.