12 June 2007

Sokal Affair and Theological Writing

After reading about the Sokal Affair (a hoax by physicist Alan Sokal perpetrated on the editorial staff and readership of a then-non-peer-reviewed postmodern cultural studies journal called Social Text), I'm curious about another application of Sokal's technique.

Has anyone ever tried Sokal's experiment with a theology journal? Some skeptics like Richard Dawkins are critical of many theologians. The counter-charge is that folks like Dawkins are not well-read in the current theological literature.

A successful Sokal experiment involving a theology journal would address some of the criticism that the current crop of Atheist writers should know more about current trends in theology.

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