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George Mavrodes

George Mavrodes

November 23, 1926 July 31, 2019

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Obituary for George Ion Mavrodes Dr.

George passed away on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at the age of 92 and was born on November 23, 1926 in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Tasso and Kathryn (nee Dardis) Mavrodes.George served in the United States Navy from 1945-1946. He received his B.S. degree in 1945 from Oregon State College, his B.D. degree in 1953 from Western Baptist Theological Seminary, and his M.A. degree in 1960 and Ph.D. degree in 1961 in philosophy from the University of Michigan. George taught at Princeton University from 1960-1961, after which he returned to the University of Michigan as an assistant professor of philosophy. He was then promoted to associate professor in 1967 and professor in 1973. He retired after 33 years of service from active faculty status in 1995 as professor emeritus of philosophy.George is the author of Belief in God: A Study in the Epistemology of Religion (1970) and Revelation in Religious Belief (1988) and has edited two anthologies: Problems and Perspectives in the Philosophy of Religion (1967) and The Rationality of Belief in God (1970). He also has nearly one hundred other publications covering such topics as revelation, divine omnipotence, resurrection, miracles, personal identity and survival of death, and faith and reason, as well as ethics and social policy issues that intersect with religion and morality-abortion, pacifism, the just war, and nuclear deterrence.He is survived by his loving wife of fourteen years, Mary-Anne; his two stepsons, Kenneth Schuur and Gregory Schuur; his four grandchildren, Christopher J. Schuur, Davion Schuur, Towa Schuur, and Malachi Schuur; his nephew, David Schuur and niece, Elizabeth Schuur; his brother-in-law, David (Betty) Schuur; his pets who he loved more than life, Zander and Jasmine; and many special friends.A gathering will be held on Friday, August 2, 2019 from 10am until the Celebration of Life at 11am at Nie Family Funeral Home (3767 W. Liberty Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103).

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    Friday August 2, 2019 |
    Liberty Road Chapel
    3767 W. Liberty Road
    Ann Arbor, MI
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    Friday August 2, 2019
  • Visitation

    Friday August 2, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Liberty Road Chapel
    3767 W. Liberty Road
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Friday August 2, 2019
    10:00am - 11:00am

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greg schuur

He was extremely thoughtful and generous. I will forever be in gratitude and thankful that I had the opportunity to call him family. I will miss you and always love you. Thank you for the memories, thank you for the conversations and the times we had as a family. until the lord calls me, I will so you soon. Greg Schuur
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Charles Taliaferro

He had a wonderful sense of humor in the Chestertonian spirit: smart, wise, open hearted, generous of spirit. He was an awesome role model.Charles Taliaferro (St. Olaf College)
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David Fletcher

Seeing George when he came to Wheaton for the philosophy conference and at the APA was always a pleasure. His remarkably penetrating intellect is something that everyone knew and respected, as well as his kind and courteous nature. A very fine man who will be missed and remembered for a long time to come.
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