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George Tsakiridis

Dr. George Tsakiridis

Title

Senior Lecturer of Philosophy and Religion

Office Building

West Hall

Office

114

Mailing Address

West Hall 114
School of American & Global Studies-Box 0510
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007

Biography

Dr. George Tsakiridis holds a PhD from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago in Religion and Science. His work is interdisciplinary, engaging the fields of religion, philosophy, and science. Recently his research has turned to a focus on the ethics of technology, and religion and popular culture, continuing an interdisciplinary approach in his writing. In his free time, he is an actor and filmmaker, and is a huge fan of the television show The Americans.

Education

Ph.D., Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Th.M., Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary
B.S., Iowa State University

Academic Interests/Expertise

Religion and Science, Ethics of Science and Technology, Religion and Popular Culture, Patristics, Philosophy of Religion

Academic Responsibilities

Courses taught: Introduction to Ethics, Introduction to Philosophy, Bioethics, Data Ethics, World Religions, Introduction to Religion, Religion in American Culture, New Testament

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Religion

Creative Activities

BOOKS:

-Evagrius Ponticus and Cognitive Science: A Look at Moral Evil and the Thoughts, Pickwick Publications, 2010.

ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS:

-"Addressing Guilt within the Religious Community: Cyprian of Carthage, Reconciliation, and the Science of Emotion." in Theology and Science, Volume 16, Issue 1, 2018, pp. 92-106.

-"Habit as a Spiritual Discipline in Early Christianity." in Habits in Mind: Integrating Theology, Philosophy, and the Cognitive Science of Virtue, Emotion, and Character Formation. Edited by Gregory R. Peterson, James A. Van Slyke, Michael L. Spezio, and Kevin S. Reimer, Leiden: Brill, 2017, pp. 77-88.

-"Guilt and the Science of Emotion: How Does Prayer Fit." in Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science, Volume 48, Issue 4, December 2013, pp. 890-907.

ENCYCLOPEDIA ENTRIES:

-"Meditate, Meditation | Christianity | Greek and Latin Patristics" in Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, Volume 18, DeGruyter, 2020.

-“George Washington and Religion” – Entry in the Digital Encyclopedia of George Washington

-“Trinity Church” – Entry in the Digital Encyclopedia of George Washington

-“Vine and Fig Tree” - Entry in the Digital Encyclopedia of George Washington

SELECTED BOOK REVIEWS:

-Actual Consciousness. By Ted Honderich. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. In Perspectives in Science and Christian Faith. Vol. 67, No. 2, June 2015, p. 153.

-Nature and Altering It. By Allen Verhey. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2010. In Currents in Theology and Mission. Vol. 39, No. 6, December 2012, p. 472.

-The Renewal of All Things: An Alternative Missiology. By Waldron Byron Scott. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2009. In Dialog, Vol. 51, Issue 3, September 2012, pp. 259-261.

-Science and the Eastern Orthodox Church. Edited by Daniel Buxhoeveden and Gayle Woloschak. Farnham, Surrey, England: Ashgate, 2011. In Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science, Vol. 47, No. 2, June 2012, pp. 467-468.

-Theology, Psychology, and the Plural Self. By Léon Turner. Farnham, Surrey, England: Ashgate, 2008. In Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science, Vol. 46, No. 1, March 2011, pp. 249-250.

-Creation: Law and Probability. Edited by Fraser Watts. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2008. In Currents in Theology and Mission. Vol. 37. No. 2, April 2010, pp. 147-148.

-The Universe as Communion: Towards a Neo-Patristic Synthesis of Theology and Science. By Alexei Nesteruk. London: T&T Clark, 2008. In Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science, Vol. 45, No. 1, March 2010, pp. 282-283.

-Reformation Christianity: A People’s History of Christianity, Volume 5. Edited by Peter Matheson. General Editor Denis R. Jans. Minneapolis: Fortress Press. 2007. In Currents in Theology and Mission. Vol. 36. No. 5, October 2009, pp. 380-381.

-Panentheism – The Other God of the Philosophers: From Plato to the Present. By John W. Cooper. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2006. In Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science, Vol. 44, No. 3, September 2009, pp. 741-743.

-A Brief History of the Doctrine of the Trinity in the Early Church. By Franz Dünzl. Trans. by John Bowden. London: T&T Clark, 2007. In Currents in Theology and Mission. Vol. 36. No. 4, August 2009, p. 293.

-Byzantine Christianity: A People’s History of Christianity, Volume 3. Ed. Derek Krueger. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2006. In Currents in Theology and Mission. Vol. 36. No. 4, August 2009, p. 291.

-The Power of God and the Gods of Power. By Daniel L. Migliore. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2008. In Currents in Theology and Mission. Vol. 36. No. 3, June 2009, pp. 220-221.

-The Bone Gatherers: The Lost Worlds of Early Christian Women. By Nicola Denzey. Boston: Beacon Press, 2007. In Currents in Theology and Mission. Vol. 36. No. 1, February 2009, p. 57.

-Dimensions of Evil: Contemporary Perspectives. By Terry D. Cooper. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2007. In Currents in Theology and Mission. Vol. 36. No. 1, February 2009, p. 55.

-Turning around the Mainline: How Renewal Movements are Changing the Church. By Thomas C. Oden. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2006. In Currents in Theology and Mission. Vol. 35. No. 6, December 2008, pp. 454-455.

-Martin Luther and Islam: A Study in Sixteenth-Century Polemics and Apologetics. By Adam S. Francisco. Leiden: Brill, 2007. In Currents in Theology and Mission. Vol. 35. No. 6, December 2008, pp. 451-452.

-Light from the East: Theology, Science, and the Eastern Orthodox Tradition. By Alexei V. Nesteruk. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2003. In Currents in Theology and Mission. Vol. 34, No. 3, June 2007, p. 216.

-Bridging Science and Religion. Edited by Ted Peters and Gaymon Bennett. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2003. In Currents in Theology and Mission. Vol. 34, No. 2, April 2007, p. 137.

Department(s)

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