Thomas Jay Oord

Published Articles

A review of What Would Jesus Deconstruct?: The Good News of Postmodernism for the Church.
A review of The Work of Love: Creation as Kenosis, edited by John Polkinghorne.
An Interview with David Ray Griffin.
A review of John A. Jungerman's World in Process: Creativity and Interconnection in the New Physics.
A review of Unto Others: The Evolution and Psychology of Unselfish Behavior by Elliott Sober and David Sloan Wilson.
I raise concerns about his vision of a loving God and a metaphysics of the future because I believe these concerns point out weaknesses in his otherwise sound and beneficial proposal.
The process metaphysics David Ray Griffin endorses supposes that the avenues for overcoming conflicts between science and religion are the adoption of a minimal naturalism by science and the adoption of a naturalistic theism by religion.

Thomas Jay Oord, Ph.D., is Professor of Theology and Philosophy at Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, Idaho.  He serves as theologian for the Institute for Research on Unlimited Love and on the executive council of several scholarly societies, including the AAR Open and Relational Theologies group and the Wesleyan Theological Society.  Dr. Oord has written and edited a number of books, the most recent being The Altruism Reader: Selections for Writings on Love, Religion, and Science(Templeton), The Many Aspects of Love: Philosophical Explorations (Cambridge Scholars), and Relational Holiness: Responding to the Call of Love (Beacon Hill).  His essays have appeared in dozens of journals and books, and he is currently writing a volume he titles, The Turn to Love: The Love, Science, and Theology Symbiosis.  In addition to being a professor, writer, and researcher, Dr. Oord serves his faith tradition as an ordained minister.

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