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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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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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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Special Publication Price Offer: new book by Val Webb

Special Publication Price Offer: new book by Val Webb

My new book “Testing Tradition and Liberating Theology: finding your own voice” is now available. SPECIAL PUBLICATION PRICE OFFER IN AUSTRALIA:  $35.00 plus $4.50 postage = total cost $39.50 Limited offer.  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 [...]

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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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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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“In Defence of Doubt” – presentation in Newbury, UK, April 2015

“In Defence of Doubt” – presentation in Newbury, UK, April 2015

This presentation is based on my book In Defence of Doubt: an invitation to adventure, 2nd edition (2013), available from Morning Star Publishing (Australia) or contact me at valmaurice@aol.com According to a Buddhist story, a child monk was always in trouble for running around during meditation.  In desperation, an older monk tied him to a [...]

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