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By Clayton Crockett, Ward Blanton, Jeffrey W. Robbins, Noëlle Vahanian

ISBN-10: 0231176236

ISBN-13: 9780231176231

An Insurrectionist Manifesto comprises 4 insurrectionary gospels in response to Martin Heidegger's philosophical version of the fourfold: earth and sky, gods and mortals. not easy non secular dogma and dominant philosophical theories, they give a cooperative, world-affirming political theology that promotes new lifestyles via no longer resurrection yet rebellion. The rebel in those gospels unfolds as a sequence of fabulous but worldly practices of important confirmation. because those exercises don't depend on fantasies of get away, they engender intimate modifications of the self alongside the very coordinates from which they emerge. Enacting a comparative and contagious postsecular sensibility, those gospels draw at the paintings of Slavoj Žižek, Giorgio Agamben, Catherine Malabou, François Laruelle, Peter Sloterdijk, and Gilles Deleuze but rejuvenate scholarship in continental philosophy, serious race idea, the hot materialisms, speculative realism, and nonphilosophy. they believe past the sovereign strength of the single to begin an intensive politics "after" God.

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You cannot have infinite or indefinite growth given a finite resource base. Global capitalism has come up against real ecological limits. This is basic, and everything has to change, not because we have the will to do things differently, which we largely do not, but because we will no longer grow in material, economic, and financial terms. We will have to make do with less, and the transition from more to less will in all likelihood not be pleasant, because capitalism does not really work in reverse.

The flow of molecules from the hot room into the cold one reduces the temperature gradient and eventually it produces a state of equilibrium, or mild temperature. Most of the time this reduction of gradient differentials appears destructive as it produces a homogeneous equilibrium. However, in special cases, in systems that are not in a state of equilibrium, the flow of energy and the reduction of gradients produces and sustains patterns, forms, and structures. In order to explain how this works, I have to go into more detail about entropy and its connection to the flow of energy.

Theology should be viewed as en procès, always in process and always on trial, internally and externally, subject to its internal demands as well as the claims of the world, perhaps especially the cultured despisers of religion. Theology must be willing to lose itself to find itself. To do this, theology must be willing to risk not only the content or object of theological thinking, including God, but even the form of theology itself as a language. Theology is insurrectionist with and against theology as well as insurrectionist with and against the world in which theology takes place.

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