Like Catching Water in a Net: Human Attempts to Describe the Divine
By: Val Webb (author)Paperback
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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.
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.
Preface; 1. Is Something Out There?; 2. Metaphorically Speaking...; 3.The GOD Who Is Not...; 4. To Be...or Not to Be?; 5. What's in a Name?; 6. Feathers on the Breath of GOD; 7. Where Can I Go from Your Spirit?; 8. Nature Speaks; 9. Divine Attributes: God Is Like...; 10. The Power of the One; 11. Imago Dei; 12. In the Family Way; 13. The Bible Tells Me So...; 14. Who Do You Say I Am?; 15.What Is Truth?
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