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Mark Douglas Wins In Character Prize for Op/Ed Writing on Virtues


Decatur, GA—Mark Douglas, Columbia’s associate professor of Christian ethics, has been awarded an honorable mention prize by In Character: A Journal of Everyday Virtues. Douglas was recognized for his editorial and opinion writing. His award-winning articles, “Give Me Patience Right Now” and “Waiting and Wanting,” appeared in consecutive December 2006 issues of the Atlanta weekly The Sunday Paper. Douglas received the $5,000 prize, one of two awarded, at an October 18th ceremony at New York City’s Yale Club. In Character is a publication that seeks to illuminate and illustrate how human virtues shape our vision of the good life. Douglas joined the Columbia faculty in 1999. He is a graduate of Colorado College and earned the Ph.D. from the University of Virginia and the Th.M. and M.Div. from Princeton Seminary. He is one of the founding editors of @ this point, the seminary faculty’s free online journal, which is published twice yearly and can be accessed at Douglas’s first book, Confessing Christ in the 21st Century, was published by Rowman and Littlefield in 2005. Columbia Theological Seminary, located in Decatur, Georgia, was established in 1828 and is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA).

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