In Memory of




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).