Like Catching Water in a Net: Human Attempts to Describe the Divine  -     By: Val Webb
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Like Catching Water in a Net: Human Attempts to Describe the Divine

Bloomsbury Academic / 2008 / Paperback

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"Webb isn't out to prove the existence of a god, but to point out intimations of the divine nature from literature on the world's religions. Thus her survey includes beliefs from Buddhism and Hindu mystics to early Mesopotamians and Australian aborigines. Spirituality collections will find it invaluable,"---Midwest Book Review. 256 pages, softcover. Continuum.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0826430058
ISBN-13: 9780826430052

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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.

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