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Thomas Jay Oord is a theologian, philosopher, and scholar of multi-disciplinary studies. He is the author or editor of more than twenty books and professor in the American northwest. A gifted speaker, Oord is known for his contributions to research on love, open and relational theology, science and religion,  and theologies exploring the implications of freedom and relationships for transformation.

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The Triune God Everlastingly Creates, Relates, and Loves

September 6, 2016

This the fourth and final installment in my blog review of Keith Ward’s book, Christ and Cosmos. In the first installment, I noted that Ward thinks the social Trinity is a “bad idea.” I agreed, and I noted the helpfulness of Ward’s general doctrine of God, which comes from an open and relational perspective. In […]

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Oord’s lectures and publications explore the most perplexing issues of our day. His analysis of big questions in theology, philosophy and science adds clarity and challenges audiences to live lives of love.


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