Thomas Oord


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Professor of Theology and Philosophy

Northwest Nazarene University

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Thomas Jay Oord is a theologian, philosopher, and scholar of multi-disciplinary studies. Oord is an award-winning author, and he has written or edited more than twenty books. A twelve-time Faculty Award winner at Northwest Nazarene University, Oord teaches at institutions around the globe. A gifted speaker, Oord is known for his contributions to research on love, open and relational theology, science and religion, and the implications of freedom and relationships for transformation.

BOOK PUBLICATIONS

Ever Creator: God Always Creates out of Creation in Love. In progress.

Theologians and Philosophers Using Social Media: Advice, Tips, and Testimonials. Editor. San Diego, CA: SacraSage, 2017.

The Uncontrolling Love of God: An Open and Relational Theology of Providence. Downers Grove, Ill: Intervarsity, 2015.

Renovating Holiness. Edited with Josh Broward. Boise: SacraSage, 2015.

Theologies of Creation: Creatio ex Nihilo and Its New Rivals. Editor and contributor. New York: Routledge, 2014.

Nazarenes Exploring Evolution. Edited with Sherri Walker. Boise: SacraSage, 2013.

Relational Theology: A Contemporary Introduction. Edited with Brint Montgomery and Karen Winslow. San Diego: Point Loma University Press, 2012.

The Bible Tells Me So: Reading the Bible as Scripture. Edited with Richard Thompson. SacraSage Press, 2011.

God in an Open Universe: Science, Metaphysics, and Open Theism. Editor with William Hasker and Dean Zimmerman. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Press, 2011.

The Best News You Will Ever Hear. With Robert Luhn. Boise, ID: Elevate, 2011.

The Polkinghorne Reader. London: SPCK Press; Philadelphia: Templeton Foundation Press, 2010.

The Nature of Love: A Theology. St. Louis, Mo.: Chalice Press, 2010.

Defining Love: A Philosophical, Scientific, and Theological Engagement. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Brazos, 2010.

Divine Grace and Emerging Creation: Wesleyan Forays in Science and Theology of Creation. Editor and Contributor. Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2009.

Love Among Us. Edited with Darrin Grinder. Denver, Colo.: Outskirts Press, 2009.

Postmodern and Wesleyan: Exploring the Boundaries and the Possibilities. Editor with Jay Akkerman and Brent Peterson. Kansas City, Mo.: Beacon Hill Press, 2009.

Creation Made Free: Open Theology and Science. Editor and contributor. Eugene: Pickwick, 2009.

The Altruism Reader: Selections from Writings on Love, Religion and Science. Philadelphia: Templeton Foundation Press, 2008.

The Many Facets of Love: Philosophical Explorations. Editor and Contributor. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007.

Relational Holiness: Responding to the Call of Love, with Michael Lodahl. Kansas City: Beacon Hill Press, 2005. Spanish Translation: Santidad Relacional: Respuesta al llamado de amor (Venezuela, 2006).

Science of Love: The Wisdom of Well-Being. Philadelphia: Templeton Press, 2004. Spanish translation: La cience del Amor: Sabiduria del bienestar (Mexico: Panorama, 2006). Polish translation: Milosc: Sprawai, Ze Swiat Sie Kreci: naukaow o milosci (Krakow, Poland: Wydawnictwo WAM, 2009).

Philosophy of Religion: Essay Introductions. Editor and contributor. Kansas City, Mo.: Beacon Hill Press, 2003.

Thy Name and Thy Nature is Love: Wesleyan and Process Theologies in Dialogue. Editor, with Bryan P. Stone, and contributor. Nashville: Kingswood, 2001.



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