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John Cobb & Friends Gathering: Thomas Jay Oord

May 16 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm PDT

Topic: The Death of Omnipotence and the Birth of Amipotence

Presenters: Thomas Jay Oord

Tom Oord has been a frequent guest presenter with Cobb & Friends. A student of David R. Griffin, Oord earned a Ph.D. at Claremont Graduate University. He will discuss his latest book, The Death of Omnipotence and Birth of Amipotence. Respondents will bring multiple faith perspectives to bear on the conversation. A Buddhist perspective will be brought by Jay McDaniel, Professor of World Religions Emeritus, Hendrix College. He is currently board chair of the Cobb Institute.  An Islamic perspective will be shared by Adis Duderija, Senior Fellow, Centre for Interfaith and Intercultural Dialogue, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. Mary Elizabeth Moore, Vice-chair of the Cobb Institute board,Dean Emerita and Professor of Theology and Education, Boston University School of Theology, will bring a Christian perspective.

Thomas Jay Oord is a theologian, philosopher, and scholar of multi-disciplinary studies. He is an award-winning author or editor of more than thirty books and an award-winning professor. He directs the Northwind Theological Seminary doctoral program in Open and Relational Theology and the Center for Open and Relational Theology. He is known for his contributions to research on love, open and relational theology, issues in science and religion, and freedom for transformation. Oord has been president of several scholarly societies, and he lectures at institutions, events, and churches around the globe. Find a detailed bio here. He blogs frequently at his website: http://thomasjayoord.com

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May 16
10:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT
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