By Rob Schellenberg
istening to Charles Hackney read a portion of his book, you can’t miss the passion the professor has for the martial arts.
Hackney, an associate professor of psychology at Briercrest College and Seminary, was at the Briercrest Bookstore May 13 signing copies of his book, Martial Virtues: Lessons in Wisdom, Courage, and Compassion from the World’s Greatest Warriors (Tuttle Publishing, 2010).
Dave Shearon, MAPP, who applies positive psychology to both law and education, reviewed the book for Positive Psychology News Daily:“In Martial Virtues, (Hackney) uses positive psychology and virtue ethics to understand the tradition of virtuous character in the martial arts. Because the martial arts, even when pursued as a hobby or discipline, inspire consideration of warrior virtues and the psychology of combat, Dr. Hackney draws on literature on the warrior ethos from Greece and Rome, Japan, China, and Korea, Medieval England, and modern America.”
Hackney’s book is available at the Briercrest College and Seminary Bookstore.