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Defining Love: A Philosophical, Scientific, and Theological Engagement

Defining Love: A Philosophical, Scientific, and Theological Engagement

by Thomas Jay Oord

Some scientific studies suggest that human beings are innately selfish and that Christian virtues like self-sacrifice are a delusion. In this intriguing volume, esteemed theologian Thomas Jay Oord interprets the scientific research and responds from a theological and philosophical standpoint, providing a state-of-the-art overview of love and altruism studies… Read more…

The Uncontrolling Love of God An Open and Relational Account of Providence

The Uncontrolling Love of God An Open and Relational Account of Providence

by Thomas Jay Oord

Rarely does a new theological position emerge to account well for life in the world, including not only goodness and beauty but also tragedy and randomness. Drawing from Scripture, science, philosophy and various theological traditions, Thomas Jay Oord offers a novel theology of providence—essential kenosis—that emphasizes God's inherently noncoerciv… Read more…

God in an Open Universe

God in an Open Universe

by Thomas Jay Oord and William Hasker

Since its inception, the discussion surrounding Open Theism has been dominated by polemics. On crucial philosophical issues, Openness proponents have largely been devoted to explicating the underlying framework and logical arguments supporting their perspective against competing theological and philosophical perspectives. As a result, very little constructiv… Read more…