roderick o. ford, esq. 

Christian Theology-- Law & Religion (D. Litt)

Articles


The Florida Sentinel Bulletin


Veritas ( The Academic Journal of St. Clements University)



​​​​Selected Speeches

"
Black Church and the Labor Movement"  A Black History Month Speech at
Mount Olive A.M.E. Church(Tampa, FL.) (2014) 

"
Economic Justice and Civil Rights in the 21st Century"  A Speech to the Suwannee County Branch NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner Banquet (First African Baptist Church, Live Oak, FL)(2011)

"
An African American Family Reunion Speech" (Ocala, FL)(2009)

"
Hostile Working Environment" (U.S. EEOC/ City of Tampa Office of Human Rights, Tampa, FL) (2009)your paragraph here.




Roderick O. Ford is an American Lawyer and Christian Theologian.  


Mr. Ford is descended from the Ford Family of rural Suwannee County in northern Florida.  He was born near Louisville, Kentucky, but after the age of five, he was  raised in rural, Suwannee County, FL, where he was significantly influenced by "the first generation" of Fords, including his life-long mentor, Rev. Andrew Lee Ford (1913-2014) (A.M.E.), who served as the first Black member of the School Board of Suwannee County. 


Mr. Ford graduated "high academic" honors from Suwannee High School; and was formally received into Christian fellowship in 1981 at Bethlehem A.M.E. Church (McAlpin, FL).  Mr. Ford also received a bachelor of arts degree in political science (magna cum laude) from Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland; graduated from the University of Illinois College of Law at Urbana-Champaign with the Doctor of Law (J.D.) degree; and attained a post-graduate diploma (9 graduate credits) in human resources leadership from the School of Industrial & Labor Relations (ILR) at Cornell University, and the SPHR professional designation from the Human Resource Certification Institute.  


Mr. Ford holds the honorary Doctor of Divinity (D.Div.) from the Christian Bible Institute & Seminary, in recognition of 20 years of law practice in service to the Church and civil rights advocacy on behalf of  the poor and communities of color.


Additionally, Dr. Ford holds the Doctor of Letters (Christian Theology-- Law & Religion) degree from St. Clements University (British West Indies). However, his highest doctorate is in the degree of life and in his Christian walk of faith. Dr. Ford is both an independent Free Methodist and an Oriental Orthodox Christian (with heavy emphasis on the various catechisms of the Anglican, Methodist and Roman Catholic Churches).


Books

J
esus Master of Law: A Juridical Science of Christianity and the Law of Equity (2015)

    ​* Book featured in 
St. John's Law School Center for Law & Religion forum.

The Parables of Christ: Jesus of Nazareth's Interpretation of the Law of Moses (2015)

The Law of Moses: Commentaries on the Old & New Testament Law(2017)

Bishop Edwards: A Gospel(Novel)(2nd Ed.) (2009, 2015)

The Evasion of African American Workers: Critical Thoughts on U.S. Labor & Employment Law and Policy (2008)

Labor Matters: The African American Labor Crisis, 1861- Present (2nd Ed.)(2011, 2015)


Below:  The Ecclesiastical Coat of Arms of Roderick O. Ford, D.Litt.


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Essays (Apostolate Papers)


A History of the Church (St. Augustine of Hippo)

A History of the Church (St. Thomas Aquinas)

A History of the Church (Origins of Western Jurisprudence)

A History of the Church (Emerson and Nature)

Thomas Hobbes As Constitutional Theorist

John Locke As Constitutional Theorist

Christian Philosophy of John Locke

Philosophy of Bishop George Berkeley

Philosophy of David Hume

A History of the Anglican Church-- Part I

A History of the Anglican Church-- Part II

A History of the Anglican Church-- Part III

A History of the Anglican Church-- Part IV

A History of the Anglican Church-- Part V

A History of the Anglican Church-- Part VI

A History of the Anglican Church-- Part VII 

A History of the Anglican Church-- Part VIII

A History of the Anglican Church-- Part IX

A History of the Anglican Church-- Part X

A History of the Anglican Church-- Part XI

A History of the Anglican Church-- Part XII

A History of the Anglican Church-- Part XIII

A History of the Anglican Church-- Part XIV

A History of the Anglican Church-- Part XV

A History of the Anglican Church-- Part XVI

A History of the Anglican Church-- Part XVII

A History of the Anglican Church-- Part XVIII

A History of the Anglican Church-- Part XIX

A History of the Anglican Church-- Part XX

A History of the Anglican Church-- Part XXI


A History of the Anglican Church-- Part XXII


A History of the Anglican Church-- Part XXIII (Section 1)


A History of the Anglican Church-- Part XXIII (Section 2)


A History of the Anglican Church-- Part XXIII (Section 3) 


A History of the Anglican Church-- Part XXIII (Section 4)


A History of the Anglican Church-- Part XXIV-


A History of the Anglican Church-- Part XXV


A History of the Anglican Church-- Part XXVI (Section 1)


A History of the Anglican Church-- Part XXVI (Section 2)


A History of the Anglican Church-- Part XXVI (Section 3) 


A History of the Anglican Church-- Part XXVII


A History of the Anglican Church-- Part XXVIII 


A History of the Anglican Church-- Part XXIX(Section 1)


A History of the Anglican Church-- Part XXIX (Section 2)