An Insurrectionist Manifesto: Four New Gospels for a Radical Politics (Insurrections: Critical Studies in Religion, Politics, and Culture)

An Insurrectionist Manifesto: Four New Gospels for a Radical Politics (Insurrections: Critical Studies in Religion, Politics, and Culture)

By: Jeffrey W. Robbins (author), Clayton Crockett (author), Ward Blanton (author), Catherine Keller (contributor), Peter Rollins (foreword_author), Creston Davis (preface_author)Paperback

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An Insurrectionist Manifesto contains four insurrectionary gospels based on Martin Heidegger's philosophical model of the fourfold: earth and sky, gods and mortals. Challenging religious dogma and dominant philosophical theories, they offer a cooperative, world-affirming political theology that promotes new life through not resurrection but insurrection. The insurrection in these gospels unfolds as a series of miraculous yet worldly practices of vital affirmation. Since these routines do not rely on fantasies of escape, they engender intimate transformations of the self along the very coordinates from which they emerge. Enacting a comparative and contagious postsecular sensibility, these gospels draw on the work of Slavoj Zizek, Giorgio Agamben, Catherine Malabou, Fran ois Laruelle, Peter Sloterdijk, and Gilles Deleuze yet rejuvenate scholarship in continental philosophy, critical race theory, the new materialisms, speculative realism, and nonphilosophy. They think beyond the sovereign force of the one to initiate a radical politics "after" God.

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Ward Blanton is a reader in biblical cultures and European thought at the University of Kent. Clayton Crockett is professor and director of religious studies at the University of Central Arkansas. Jeffrey W. Robbins is professor and chair of religion and philosophy at Lebanon Valley College. Noelle Vahanian is professor of philosophy at Lebanon Valley College.


Foreword, by Peter RollinsPreface, by Creston DavisIntroduction: What Is Insurrectionist Theology?, by Ward Blanton, Clayton Crockett, Jeffrey W. Robbins, and No lle Vahanian1. Earth: What Can a Planet Do?, by Clayton Crockett2. Satellite Skies; or, The Gospel and Acts of the Vampirisms of Transcendence, by Ward Blanton3. A Theory of Insurrection: Beyond the Way of the Mortals, by Jeffrey W. Robbins4. The Gospel of the Word Made Flesh: Insurrection from Within the Heart of Divinity, by No lle VahanianAfterword, by Catherine KellerNotesIndex

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  • publication date: 06/05/2016
  • ISBN13: 9780231176231
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9780231176231
  • weight: 454
  • ISBN10: 0231176236

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