In June 2013, our book Being Good: Christian Virtues for Everyday Life (Eerdmans, 2012) received the “Character Essay and Book Prize,” awarded by the Character Project at Wake Forest University. Here’s the Character Project’s description of criteria for awarding prizes: Several Character Essay and Book Prizes were awarded to essays or books on character which … Read more
Doug and I are happy to announce that our book has won an award from the Character Project. The goal of The Character Project at Wake Forest University is to advance the study of character in the fields of psychology, philosophy, and theology. The project is supported by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation. … Read more
For WorldCat’s list of libraries where Being Good can be found, click here. WorldCat is the “World’s Catalog” of books, a database of over 9,000 libraries worldwide where book searches can be done. Most universities provide their constituents free access to WorldCat. And many university libraries provide simple guidelines for using WorldCat to locate books … Read more
Consider Ecclesiastes 7:16-18: 16 Be not overly righteous, and do not make yourself too wise. Why should you destroy yourself? 17 Be not overly wicked, neither be a fool. Why should you die before your time? 18 It is good that you should take hold of this, and from that withhold not your hand, for the one who … Read more
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Being Good is now available for your Kindle. See this link to check it out.
Another interdisciplinary project related to virtue and character is under way at Wake Forest University, funded by a grant from the Templeton Foundation. The Character Project, under the direction of Dr. Christian Miller, is described as follows: The past 30 years have seen a resurgence of interest in character, particularly in the areas of psychology, … Read more
Under the leadership of Jean Bethke Elshtain, the University of Chicago organized the Science of Virtues Research Network and the Arete Project. Here’s a description of the project from its website: In order to advance a new interdisciplinary investigation on the topic of the virtues, the University of Chicago implemented a Request for Proposals (RFP) … Read more
Biola University News published a review of our book Being God: Christian Virtues for Everyday Life. Jessica Airey’s review includes portions of an interview with co-editor Doug Geivett. Philosophy professor examines practical Christian morality— Doug Geivett releases new book on virtues for everyday living Mar. 6, 2012 By Jessica Airey Doug Geivett, Biola University professor … Read more
At the invitation of Eerdmans Publishing, Mike and Doug have written a brief article titled “The Challenge of Being Good.” This piece can be found at EerdWord by clicking here. Here is a sample from the article: Dangers lurk in unexpected places when we focus, as we should, on character development. We may lose sight … Read more