Like Catching Water in a Net: Human attempts to Describe the Divine

Like Catching Water in a Net: Human attempts to Describe the Divine

Val Webb Any discussion of the Unknowable is metaphorical and thus tentative, humanly imagined, limited and open-ended; and “truth” comes in many shapes and sizes, depending on where you stand. It is unhelpful to narrow God-talk to a few images, many of which not necessarily the major images in the sacred texts.  This book explores [...]

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Florence Nightingale: The Making of a Radical Theologian

Florence Nightingale: The Making of a Radical Theologian

At seventy, Florence Nightingale wrote to a close friend, “When very many years ago I planned a future, my one idea was not organizing a hospital but organizing a religion.” History did not listen to her. Everyone knows the Florence Nightingale who took nurses to the Crimean War and returned to found modern nursing.

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Why We’re Equal: Introducing Feminist Theology

Why We’re Equal: Introducing Feminist Theology

Few theologians can weave together history, theology, and biblical studies with such playful clarity and worldly wisdom as Val Webb. She invites us to take another look at the dreaded f-word — feminism –and shows it to be directly at the heart of Christian discipleship.”

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John’s Message: Good News for the New Millennium

John’s Message: Good News for the New Millennium

Val’s six studies take a refreshing look at the Gospel of John, opening up a whole new way of seeing this Gospel as a two-level story – the story of Jesus the man and the story of God.

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Marcus Borg recommends Val Webb

Marcus Borg recommends Val Webb

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAmh69lC1z0&utm_source=AZFCT+Newsletter&utm_campaign=a61d27ea2c-Borg_on_Webb6_2_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_2dcdcd1ad4-a61d27ea2c-136116069 This is a lovely endorsement of my work from Marcus Borg when he was speaking in Phoenix in February this year.

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A NEW BOOK – SECOND EDITION, IN DEFENCE OF DOUBT: AN INVITATION TO ADVENTURE

A NEW BOOK – SECOND EDITION, IN DEFENCE OF DOUBT: AN INVITATION TO ADVENTURE

IN DEFENCE OF DOUBT: AN INVITATION TO ADVENTURE AN UPDATED SECOND EDITION OF VAL WEBB’S POPULAR BOOK is now available www.mosaicresources.com.au The first edition of In Defence of Doubt was written 17 years ago and has been one of Val’s most popular books, particularly with those people who are first starting to ask questions about [...]

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“Progressive Christianity in the Uniting Church in Australia”

This is my chapter for the book “An Informed Faith: The Uniting Church at the Beginning of the 21st Century”, edited by William Emilsen.  Since the copyright for an individual chapter remains with the author; and since the book is not easily available at present because Mosaic Press is currently in receivership, I have posted [...]

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“An Informed Faith: the Uniting Church at the beginning of the 21st Century”

An Informed Faith: The Uniting Church at the Beginning of the 21st Century william emilsen, editor. 2014 This book consists of thirteen chapters, each dealing with a theme that has newly emerged in the first decade of the twenty-first century. These include the distinctive nature of Uniting Church spirituality; the tension between good management and [...]

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Recommended book: “Enticed by Eden: how western culture uses, confuses (and sometimes abuses) Adam and Eve”

Recommended book: “Enticed by Eden: how western culture uses, confuses (and sometimes abuses) Adam and Eve”

Linda S. Schearing and Valarie  H, Ziegler, Enticed by Eden: how western culture uses, confuses (and sometimes abuses) Adam and Eve, (Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press, 2013) Review by Val Webb Linda S. Schearing and Valarie H. Ziegler’s highly recommended previous book with Kristen E. Kvam, Eve and Adam: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Readings on [...]

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