Scholar of philosophy and religion; university professor. Born– November 30, 1930, Birmingham. Parents– Joseph Langhorne and Fanny (Bowers) Hammond. Married– Alice Jean Love, June 27, 1959. Children– Two. Education– Washington and Lee University, B.A., 1951; Yale University, B.D., 1955; Vanderbilt University, Ph.D., 1962; additional graduate courses at University of Utrecht and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Teaching fellow at Vanderbilt University, 1955-1957; professor at Virginia Polytechnic Institute (VPI), 1958-1978;  head of Department of Philosophy and Religion, 1978-1996. President, VPI Faculty Senate; president, Montgomery County, Virginia Council on Human Relations. Founder of the North American Paul Tillich Society; member American Academy of Religion. Awarded the status of professor emeritus upon his retirement.  The Hammond Lectureship in Religious Ethics and Society at VPI is named in his honor. Died May 1, 2016.


Marquis who’s who online; obituary, Virginia Polytechnic website


Conscience and its Recovery:  From the Frankfurt School to Feminism.  Charlottesville:  University of Virginia Press, 1993.

Man in Estrangement; a Comparison of the Thought of Paul Tillich and Erich Fromm. Nashville; Vanderbilt University Press, 1965.

The Power of Self-transcendence; an Introduction to the Philosophical Theology of Paul Tillich. St. Louis; Bethany Press, 1966.