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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Special Price Offer: new book by Val Webb

Special Price Offer: new book by Val Webb

My new book “Testing Tradition and Liberating Theology: finding your own voice” is now available. SPECIAL PRICE OFFER IN AUSTRALIA:  $35.00 plus $6.00 postage = total cost $41.00 Email me at valmaurice@aol.com for purchase and payment details FOR THOSE OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA, THE BOOK IS AVAILABLE THROUGH AMAZON.COM, BOOK DEPOSITORY AND FROM THE USA PUBLISHER WIPF [...]

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Review by Sue Emeleus and Frances Mackay: “Testing Tradition and Liberating Theology”

Review by Sue Emeleus and Frances Mackay: “Testing Tradition and Liberating Theology”

Testing Tradition and Liberating Theology: Finding Your Own Voice, Morning Star Publishing, Northcote, Vic, Australia, 2015. Review: Sue Emeleus and Frances Mackay for EREMOS magazine Rev Dr Sue Emeleus was an Eremos Council member and has regularly reviewed books for the magazine. Frances MacKay is the editor of EREMOS magazine. Have you ever wondered what [...]

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Review by Rev. Dr. Noel Preston: “Testing Tradition and Liberating Theology”.

Review by Rev. Dr. Noel Preston: “Testing Tradition and Liberating Theology”.

Review: Testing Traditions and Liberating Theology by Val Webb (Morning Star Publishing, Melbourne, 2015) by Dr Noel Preston AM Testing Traditions and Liberating Theology may well be the best volume to come from Val Webb’s prolific key pad – and that is quite a rap! Her primary audience is the inquiring lay person. In Val’s [...]

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Review of my new book by Rev. Bruce Mullan in Queensland UCA magazine “Journey”, June 2015

Review of my new book by Rev. Bruce Mullan in Queensland UCA magazine “Journey”, June 2015

“Finding your own theological voice” Rev. Bruce Mullan, Journey, 11/06/2015. Testing Tradition and Liberating Theology is a little Aussie gem from our own pre-eminent lay theologian Dr Val Webb.  Webb’s goal in this book is to unlock theological process from the rarefied academic world of the seminary and encourage everyone to do their own theological [...]

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Speaking Engagements in Brisbane, March 2016

Val Webb Speaking Engagements, Brisbane March 2016 “Testing Tradition and Liberating Theology: finding your own voice” ***** Indooroopilly Uniting Church, 74 Station Rd, Indooroopilly. Tuesday evening Seminar Series, March 1 & 8 at 7.30pm. March 1.  “Who does our theology and why does it matter?” March 8. “Finding our own theological voices for the 21st [...]

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Book promotion tours, “Testing Tradition and Liberating Theology”

Book promotion tours, “Testing Tradition and Liberating Theology”

I have been “on the road” in Australia with my new book “Testing Tradition and Liberating Theology: finding your own voice” – Canberra, Ballarat, Melbourne and now Melbourne again and Adelaide.

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Interesting … a Jewish rabbi preaching in a Presbyterian Church in Eugene, OR, USA, on my book “In Defence of Doubt: an invitation to adventure”

Interesting … a Jewish rabbi preaching in a Presbyterian Church in Eugene, OR, USA, on my book “In Defence of Doubt: an invitation to adventure”

A Jewish rabbi, preaching on University Sunday at a Presbyterian Church in Eugene, Oregon, uses my book “In Defence of Doubt” as an invitation to the congregation to raise questions, challenge tradition and think for themselves. https://theaccidentalrabbi.wordpress.com/tag/rev-val-webb/

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Excellent interview with Bishop John Spong on Australian public TV

Excellent interview with Bishop John Spong on Australian public TV

Bishop Jack Spong at his wise beat. http://progressivechristianity.org/resources/the-weekly-bishop-john-spong-extended-interview/

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