There has never been one truth, despite what people claim. Theological ideas have waxed and waned through history, taking conflicting turns with changing leaders, worldviews and political forces. This fast-paced, lay-friendly book, backed by serious, inquisitive scholarship, follows this maze, shining a spotlight into dark corners and dusty shelves to observe ideas silenced and others declared eternal. As many people walk away from churches that are unwilling to face the big questions, this book offers readers permission to think for themselves.
Testing Traditions and Liberating Theology may well be the best volume to come from Val Webb’s prolific key pad. – Noel Preston.
Doing theology is about finding your own voice in an ongoing theological conversation. This book provides challenge, companionship and resources in this process. – Sue Emeleus and Frances Mackay in EREMOS.
Testing Tradition and Liberating Theology is a little Aussie gem from our own pre-eminent lay theologian Dr Val Webb. – Bruce Mullan, Journey.