Born and raised in Jerusalem to a Swiss mother and an American father, and as a part of the city’s Christian minority, I have a keen personal interest in the intersection between theology, politics, and history. Currently, I am a PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Divinity. My doctoral research examines the use of the mystico-ascetic tradition in the works of French philosopher, Maurice Blondel. Prior to arriving in Edinburgh, I studied at Regent College (Vancouver), where I focused on the relationship between history, tradition, and the supernatural in modern French Catholic thought.
His research interest is primarily in neo-Calvinism, that branch of theology that identifies itself as rooted in the theological projects of Abraham Kuyper and Herman Bavinck. More Broadly, he is interested in constructive theological Prolegomena, 19th-20th-century continental philosophy and phenomenology, the relationship between contemporary continental and analytic philosophy, and the relationship between neo-Calvinism and 17th-century Reformed orthodoxy. He has published numerous articles, and you can follow him on academia.edu here:
Research focus: Practical Theology and Criminal Justice Reform. George holds a Master of Divinity and postgraduate Master in Sacred Theology in Philosophy, Theology and Social Ethics from Boston University. His present PhD research is a Theo-comparative analysis of punishment, mass incarceration and death in US and UK penal systems (Scotland and England and Wales) focused on racially and economically marginalized individuals.
Besides his academic interests, George is also a gospel singer/songwriter with two recording albums. One of his original songs, God’s Been Good to Me was nominated Gospel Single of the Year in 2004.