Congratulations to Mr. Dean Hardy, Charlotte Christian upper school senior Bible teacher and Bible department head, on winning writing honors in the First Annual Works of George MacDonald Competition for Charity. Mr. Hardy submitted portions of his dissertation entitled Ex Deo:Plotinus, Origen, and MacDonald's Doctrine of Creation to the competition and won $2,500 to donate to charities and organizations of his choice. In addition, his piece has also been accepted for inclusion in the George MacDonald Journal North Wind, and will be in print later this spring.
Mr. Hardy chose to donate portions of his award to Charlotte Christian School, his church, and other local non-profit organizations. He is also the author of two books, Stand Your Ground and Magnus Kir.
George MacDonald (1824 - 1905) was a noted Scottish Victorian novelist, clergyman, poet, and author of children's Christian fantasy stories. He has also been noted as a writing influence to Lewis Carroll, C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, among many others. For additional information on the writings of George MacDonald, please click here to visit the George MacDonald Society website.
To read Mr. Hardy's winning article, please click here.