Thomas Jay Oord, The Uncontrolling Love of God: An Open and Relational Account of Providence(Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2015): A review of

Rob Fringer

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Abstract

Bringing together the often-separated worlds of science, philosophy, theology, and personal experience, Oord explores the complexities of God and God’s action in the world. This means tackling the concept of providence, a word widely used in Christian circles but often misunderstood and rarely unpacked. Oord defines providence as “the ways God acts to promote our well-being and the well-being of the whole” (16). Thus, from the start, Oord makes clear that his understanding of God and God’s providence function within a relational system, a concept developed at length as the book progresses
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
JournalCrucible: Theology and Ministry
Volume10
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - May 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Book review
  • Oord
  • providence

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