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Like Catching Water in a Net

Human Attempts to Describe the Divine



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Like Catching Water in a Net by Val Webb
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National Best Books 2007 Award-Winner in Religion. Insightful, imaginative, and provocative! Val Webb's new book has freed the Divine from the religious. A striking achievement. John Shelby Spong, author of Jesus for the Non-Religious. In Like Catching Water in a Net, Val Webb is not out to prove the existence of a God or the Divine, but to set out intuitions or intimations of the Divine nature and attributes from the stories and literature of the world's religions. Casting her net more widely than Karen Armstrong in The History of God or Jack Miles in God: A Biography, Webb delves deeply into the poetry and sayings of Sufi, Buddhist, and Hindu mystics, the nature religion of the ancient Mesopotamians, their kin the Israelites, and the Aboriginal people of her own beloved Australia.

Author Biography

Val Webb is a university lecturer in religion, with a graduate degree in science and a Ph.D. in theology. She is the author of 7 books, most recently, Florence Nightingale: The Making of a Radical Theologian. Her book John's Message: Good News for the New Millennium was commissioned by the World Methodist Council. Dividing her time between the U.S. and Australia, she teaches every year at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Whitley College in Melbourne.
Release date NZ
February 1st, 2009
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
black & white illustrations
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
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