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God Can’t: A Theology for Survivors, Activists, and Everybody Else

March 29, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm PDT

Thomas Jay Oord comes to Claremont to discuss the ideas in his new book, God Can’t:

Hurting people ask heart-felt questions about God and suffering. Some “answers” they receive appeal to mystery: “God’s ways are not our ways.” Some answers say God allows evil for a greater purpose. Some say evil is God’s punishment. The usual answers fail. They don’t support the truth God loves everyone all the time. God Can’t gives a believable answer to why a good and powerful God doesn’t prevent evil.

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 is known for his contributions to research on love, open and relational theology, issues in science and religion, and freedom for transformation. He is or has been president of several scholarly societies and lectures at institutions and churches around the globe.


This event will be live-streamed at https://cst.zoom.us/j/366845460.



March 29, 2019
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm PDT


Center for Process Studies


Butler 201, Claremont School of Theology