Singular God

Singular God August 7, 2014

Walter Lowe’s contribution to the Blackwell Companion to Postmodern Theology is a brief not for particularity but for the postmodern recovery of singularity after the collapse of Enlightenment universalism. Lowe argues,

“Nothing dictates that truth, elusive as it is, cannot possibly be revealed in, and linked to, a speci?c singularity; a speci?c event.To paraphrase a bit of folk wisdom, God must love singularity, to have created so much of it. And what God has created, we are called to protect. But to create singularity – that is something extraordinary, something utterly beyond the cookie-cutter process of forming particulars from a general pattern. The ability to create singularity bespeaks a unique relationship of unfettered transcendence and utter intimacy. ‘For thou didst form my inward parts, thou didst knit me together in my mother’s womb’ (Ps. 139.13). A god so loving and so free as to do that could also do something more. Such a god could also become incarnate, if so disposed, in a speci?c singularity” (497).


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