Posted by William Nunnelley on 2012-10-10

Dr. Mark Douglas, a Christian ethics professor at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Ga., will lead a program on "Faith and Politics: Do We Need Religion in the Public Square?" Thursday, Oct. 11, at Samford University.

The 6 p.m. program in the Carroll Moot Courtroom of Robinson Hall law building is sponsored by Samford's Frances Marlin Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership.  It is open to the public.

Douglas teaches courses in science and religion and directs the master of arts in theological studies program at Columbia.  He is founding editor of @this point: Theological reflections on church and culture, the seminary's online journal.

Douglas is author of the book, Believing Aloud: Reflections on Being Religious in the Public Square.  He is a graduate of Colorado College and Princeton Theological Seminary with a doctorate in religious ethics from the University of Virginia.


About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.