John Tamilio III

John Tamilio III

Professional Details

Title: Visiting Assistant Professor
Office: None
Phone: 978-542-2424 x1801
Email: john.tamilio@salemstate.edu

Spring Courses

Cat. # Term Course # Title
1431 01 PHL203 Business Ethics
2024 03 PHL209 Social Ethics
2025 04 PHL209 Social Ethics

Professional Biography

Post Doctoral - Harvard University

Ph.D. - Boston University

M.Div. - Andover Newton Theological School

M.A. - Northeastern University

B.A. - Salem State University (College)

Professional Interests

Ethical Theory and Applied Ethics

The Philosophy of Religion

The Poetry of T.S. Eliot

Twentieth Century Literary Theory (Deconstruction)

Systematic and Sacramental Theology

Responsibilities

Introduction to Philosophy, Business Ethics, Environmental Ethics, Medical Ethics, Social Ethics, and The Philosophy of Religion

Selected Publications

BOOKS:

The Practice and Understanding of the Eucharist in the United Church of Christ: A Practical Theological Study (Saarbrücken, Germany: Scholar’s Press), 2014.

Sebago (Beverly, Massachusetts: Rooster Press), 2014.

Blind Painting: Poems (Dublin, New Hampshire: William L. Bauhan Publishers, Inc.), 2003.  This book was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Letters in 2003.

ARTICLES:

“Christ Died for Us: Reclaiming and Reframing the Atonement,” The Congregationalist (magazine of the Congregationalist Way since 1849), 168:2 (June 2016): 20-21.

“Author, Author!” (Michael Hartigan and his debut award-winning novel Stone Angels), Northshore Magazine 16:3 (April 2016): 124-130.

“Holistic Healing” (Merrimack Valley Wellness Center in North Andover, Massachusetts), Northshore Magazine 16:2 (March 2016): 124-130.

“Hawthorne Happenings” (The Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, Massachusetts), Northshore Magazine 15:10 (December 2015): 168-174.

“Rum Revered” (Rumson’s of Salem, Massachusetts), Northshore Magazine 15:9 (November 2015): 182-189.

“Eliot on Eastern Point: Gloucester’s Land and Sea Once Inspired the Poet,” Northshore Magazine 15:3 (April 2015): 106-112.

“T.S. Eliot’s Eucharistic Theology as Evinced in Four Quartets,” The New Mercersburg Review: Journal of the New Mercersburg Society 48 (Spring 2013): 40-48.

Religion Columnist for The Lakewood Observer (Lakewood, Ohio): 2008 to 2012.

“A New Song: An Analysis of the United Church of Christ’s Sing!” Prism: A Theological Forum for the United Church of Christ 23:2 (Fall 2009): 74-85.

“Christianity and Socialism,” Socialist WebZine September 17, 2009 socialistwebzine.blogspot.com.

“The Theology of Baptism in the United Church of Christ’s Book of Worship,” Sacramental Life 18:2 (Spring 2006): 30-43.

“Homosexuality and the Church: An Inclusive Perspective,” The Messenger: Mainstream Coalition 94 (November-December 2004): 4-5.

“Called By Grace: Elucidating and Appropriating the Doctrine of Vocation in Karl Barth’s Church Dogmatics,” The New Mercersburg Review: Journal of the New Mercersburg Society 34 (Spring 2004): 3-11.

“The Theology of the Eucharist in the United Church of Christ: A Preliminary Investigation,” Prism: A Theological Forum for the United Church of Christ 17:2 (Fall 2002, Released June 2003): 11-36.

“Friedrich Daniel Schleiermacher (1768-1834): Progenitor of Practical Theology,” Boston Collaborative Encyclopedia of Western Theology, ed. Wesley J. Wildman (Boston: Boston University School of Theology, October 2002).  This article is available online: Boston Collaborative Encyclopedia of Western Theology.

Selected Presentations

“Animal Rights and Speciesism.” Panel Presentation on “Superbugs and Antibiotic Resistance,” Salem State University Earth Week Symposiums, April 12, 2016.

“A Lifetime Burning in Every Moment.” Sermon delivered at T.S. Eliot’s home church: First Unitarian Church of St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, September 27, 2015.

“Skin Deep: ‘Prufrock’ and Epidermal Barriers.” Panel paper presented at the Thirty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the T.S. Eliot Society, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, September 25, 2015.

“Some of the Limits and Possibilities of Language.” Presentation given at the Summer Writing Institute, Salem State University, Salem, Massachusetts, August 11, 2015.

“The Roads We Travel Together: Pluralism and Interfaith Dialogue.” Paper Given at the Fourth Annual Interfaith Dinner, sponsored by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Boston, Sharon Community Center in Sharon, Massachusetts June 19, 2015.

“Beyond Moralism: The Objective Positioning of Ethics.” Paper Presented at the Salem State University Faculty and Graduate Research Symposium, Salem, Massachusetts, May 13, 2015.

“The Experience of Reading T.S. Eliot as an Interpretive Strategy.” Paper presented at the Boston Athenaeum, Boston, Massachusetts, March 18, 2015. The article that served as the basis for the lecture is available online: bostonathenaeum.org/sites/default/files/pdf/tseliot.pdf.

“Repressed Identities: Examining T.S. Eliot’s Homoeroticism.” Paper presented at the Thirty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the T.S. Eliot Society, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, September 27, 2013.

“T.S. Eliot’s Eucharistic Theology as Evinced in Four Quartets.” Paper presented at the Thirty-Third Annual Meeting of the T.S. Eliot Society, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, September 28, 2012.

“The Harmony of Faith and Science.” Panel Discussion Participant, Center for American Progress, Kansas City, Missouri, June 22, 2005.

“People of Faith United: The Moral Imperative of the Environmental Crisis.” Paper given for Community Earth Day Celebration, Shawnee East Mission High School, Prairie Village, Kansas, April 9, 2005.

Personal Interests

Writing Poetry, Playing the Guitar, Studying Wine, Biking, Watching the Red Sox, and Fishing for Large Mouth Bass.