God Can’t Stop Evil Singlehandedly

Blackfriars Hall, Oxford, Main Aula

Wednesday 1st May, 5:00PM (BST) - 6:15PM (BST)

FREE (open to public)
Event Description

Wednesday 1 May, 5:00pm – 6:15pm
IRC/HPP public seminar 

God Can’t Stop Evil Singlehandedly

Thomas Jay Oord

Blackfriars Main Aula, Oxford


Nearly everyone wonders why a good and powerful God doesn't prevent evil. But the usual answers are unsatisfactory. In his best-selling book, God Can't: How to Believe in God and Love after Tragedy, Abuse, and Other Evils, Thomas Jay Oord offers an answer to solve the problem of evil. This solution has five aspects, including a rethinking of God's relation to humans, other creatures, and all creation. Drawing from science, personal experiences, scripture, theology, and more, Oord lays out the heart of his solution in this lecture. 

THOMAS JAY OORD is a theologian, philosopher, and scholar of multi-disciplinary studies. Oord is a best-selling and award-winning author, having written or edited more than twenty-five 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 event is organised by the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion in collaboration with the Humane Philosophy Project, with sponsorship from the John Templeton Foundation and the Institute of Philosophy, University of Warsaw.

The event is free and open to the public. 

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