Divine Aporia: Postmodern Conversations About the Other
Editor: John C. Hawley
Contributing author: Paul Lakeland
Paul Lakeland is a contributing author, “Is the Holy Wholly Other, and is the Wholly Other Really Holy? Reflections on the Postmodern Doctrine of God”.
Book description: The fifteen essays in Divine Aporia are structured to accentuate three major ways of approaching the common theme of otherness or alterity. The book's appeal will be clear to humanists who are interested in interdisciplinary studies, especially scholars of literature and literary criticism, philosophers of religion, feminist theologians, religious ethicists, and those biblical theorists who are integrating current veins in hermeneutical and cultural theories with more traditional tools of textual and historical criticism. The book seeks to record the ongoing conversation between two traditions in the West: the empiricist, philistine, and basely pragmatic, versus the alternative vatic approach that, in the words of John Milbank, "construes empiricism as openness to the strange and unclassifiable, and pragmatism as surrender to the surprise of that which is mediated to us through language."
Lakeland, P. “Is the Holy Wholly Other, and is the Wholly Other Really Holy? Reflections on the Postmodern Doctrine of God,” in Divine Aporia: Postmodern Conversations About the Other, edited by John C. Hawley (Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2000).
Hawley, John C. and Lakeland, Paul F., "Divine Aporia: Postmodern Conversations About the Other" (2000). Religious Studies Faculty Book Gallery. 35.