Andrew Daniel Thrasher

Andrew Daniel Thrasher

Adjunct Faculty

Comparative theology; Philosophical Theology; Secularism; Indian Philosophy; Systematic Theology

Andrew D. Thrasher is a adjunct professor of Religious Studies at George Mason University. He is currently researching Constructive Post-Secular Theology for his Doctoral Dissertation at the University of Birmingham. He is an expert on the religious pluralist Raimon Panikkar, and enjoys studying comparative philosophy of religion and the intersections between theology, philosophy, and the secular.

Current Research

Andrew D. Thrasher is currently researching the intersection of Christian theology and the secular, with an emphasis on the Radical Orthodoxy Movement and Charles Taylor. He is also researching and writing on the intersection between the thought of Raimon Panikkar and Western thought.

Selected Publications

Contributor, Raimon Panikkar: A Companion to his Life and Thought, ed. Peter Phan and Young-chan Ro (James Clarke & Co., 2018).

"Dr. Strange and Modern Re-enchantment," in Theology and Marvel, ed. Greg Stevenson (Forthcoming).

"Valar Morghulis: Late Modern Imaginaries of Death and Nihilism in Game of Thrones," in Theology and Game of Thrones, ed. Matthew William Brake (Forthcoming).

Courses Taught

RELI 212: Religions of Asia

Education

Andrew D. Thrasher is a Post-Graduate doctoral researcher at the University of Birmingham, holds a Post-Graduate Master of Theology (ThM) from Regent University (2017), and a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from George Mason University (2014).

Recent Presentations

"Re-enchanting Secularism: Charles Taylor and Raimon Panikkar and the Re-enchantment of Secular Experience," at the 51st Annual meeting of the Society of Asian and Comparative Philosophy.

"Re-forming the Secular: Ecclesial Counter-Formations and Ordinary Affirmations with James K. A. Smith and Charles Taylor," at the 2018 Eastern Regional Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society.