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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“From Insiders and Outsiders to People without Borders”. New Zealand Progressive Spirituality Conference, Auckland, 2014

From Insiders and Outsiders to People without Borders. New Zealand Progressive Spirituality Conference, Auckland, 2014 Dr Val Webb © Copyright belongs to author Val Webb. This cannot be reproduced/published without author’s permission. My five year old grandson was very excited when he came third in a colouring contest at a holiday campground.  He is a [...]

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“Midwives of Change: Progressives shaping religious communities”, Common Dreams 3, Canberra, 2013

Midwives of Change: Progressives shaping religious communities Dr. Val Webb Common Dreams 3, Canberra, Australia When I was first asked to be part of this conference, my topic had already been assigned  — an introductory address on “Midwives of Change: progressives shaping religious communities”.  No doubt the organizers had something in mind, but they left [...]

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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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