In Defence of Doubt, Second Edition

An Invitation to Adventure

By Val Webb

In Defence of Doubt, Second Edition

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  • ISBN: 9781625643148
  • Pages: 190
  • Publication Date: 8/9/2013
  • Retail Price: $27.00
Web Price: $21.60
Web Price: $21.60

In Defence of Doubt, Second Edition

An Invitation to Adventure

By Val Webb

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  • ISBN: 9781625643148
  • Pages: 190
  • Publication Date: 8/9/2013
  • Retail Price: $27.00
Web Price: $21.60

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While doubt is encouraged in most disciplines, somehow in religion we have been expected to abandon all creative thinking and 'just believe', blaming ourselves for our doubts. This is more about authority and belief systems than about faith; and certainly not the experience of the 'great cloud of witnesses' before us, courageously lurching from one
doubt to the next, believing they were nudged by God through their doubts.

Doubts are not preying forces of evil but tantalising carrots, enticing us to new territory and allowing us to throw out outgrown dogmas for richer experiences. This book invites readers to drag their doubts out from under the rug and celebrate them for the gifts they are,
just as a scientist anticipates fresh resolution with each doubt investigated.

Endorsements & Reviews-

" …In a time when churches confront a post-modern world, voices such as Webb's encourage the creation of new faith paradigms... Webb has come to consider religious doubts as 'the grains of sand that irritate the oyster until the itching produces a beautiful pearl.'"
--Rev. Dr. Nancy Victorin-Vangerud, Chaplain & Director of the Wesley Center, Hamline University, Minnesota, USA

Contributors-

Val Webb

Bio(s)-

Val Webb is an Australian who holds a graduate degree in science and a Ph.D. in theology. She has taught in universities in the United States and Australia and has written nine books including Like Catching Water in a Net: human attempts to describe the Divine, which won the religion category of Best Books USA Award in 2007. She now lives in Mudgee, Australia. (www.valwebb.com.au)

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