An Insurrectionist Manifesto: Four New Gospels for a Radical Politics

Paperback | April 12, 2016

byWard Blanton, Clayton Crockett, Jeffrey W. Robbins

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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 ?i?ek, Giorgio Agamben, Catherine Malabou, François 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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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 resurrecti...

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 ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:April 12, 2016Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231176236

ISBN - 13:9780231176231

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Foreword, by Peter RollinsPreface, by Creston DavisIntroduction: What Is Insurrectionist Theology?, by Ward Blanton, Clayton Crockett, Jeffrey W. Robbins, and Noëlle 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 Noëlle VahanianAfterword, by Catherine KellerNotesIndex

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New concepts are very rare, but when philosophers manage to create them, everything changes. This manifesto thrust us into an 'insurrectionist' theology where Nietzsche's death of God, Zizek's ontology of the Real, and Malabou's plastic materiality come together to overcome those metaphysical frames that still condition our lives. Anyone interested in radical theology, philosophy, and politics in the 21st century must read this book carefully since he might find himself also to be an insurrectionist.