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God Can't: How to Believe in God and Love after Tragedy, Abuse, and Other Evils by [Thomas Jay  Oord]

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"So much blood, sweat, and tears have been caused by confusing teaching about God's power. Oord clears away the idea that God could set aside all other factors and just make anything at all happen at any time. Thanks, Tom, for guiding us so wisely."

- John B. Cobb, Jr., Professor Emeritus Claremont School of Theology

"So many people have given up on faith because the version of God that was presented to them was, frankly unbelievable ... unworthy of belief by thinking, ethical people. "God Can't" presents an understanding of God that thoughtful, ethical people can believe in."

- Brian D. McLaren, author of The Great Spiritual Migration

"Many people grapple with the problem of a loving God coexisting with pain and suffering. But I know of no book that speaks to the issue with the depth of theological sophistication and psychological sensitivity as "God Can't." This book is a rare combination of depth and accessibility, truly written for the wounded. I recommend it to my students, parishioners, and therapy clients."

- Brad D. Strawn, Evelyn and Frank Freed Professor of the Integration of Psychology and Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary

--This text refers to the hardcover edition.

About the Author

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 winning professor, 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. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07MP93F1W
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ SacraSage Press (January 5, 2019)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ January 5, 2019
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1215 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
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  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 214 pages
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Thomas Jay Oord is a theologian, philosopher, and scholar of multi-disciplinary studies. He is an award-winning author or editor of more than twenty-five books and an award-winning professor. Oord directs the Northwind Theological Seminary doctoral program in Open and Relational Theology and the Center for Open and Relational Theology. Oord is known for his contributions to research on love, open and relational theology, issues in science and religion, and freedom for transformation. He has been president of several scholarly societies and lectures at institutions, events, and churches around the globe. Oord blogs frequently at his website: http://thomasjayoord.com

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