Thomas Jay Oord, Ph.D., is an author, lecturer, and researcher.  He serves as theologian for the Institute for Research on Unlimited Love and on the executive council of several scholarly groups, including the Open and Relational Theologies group (AAR), Questions that Matter, Word Made Fresh, Christian Theological Research Fellowship, Biologos, and the Wesleyan Philosophical Society. Dr. Oord has written or edited 20 books, including Defining Love: A Philosophical, Scientific, and Theological Engagement (Brazos), and The Nature of Love: A Theology (Chalice). As well as being a professor, writer, and researcher, Oord serves as an ordained minister in the Church of the Nazarene and active Evangelical.  He posts many scholarly and popular essays on his website: 

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