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By Ward Blanton

An Insurrectionist Manifesto includes 4 insurrectionary gospels in response to Martin Heidegger's philosophical version of the fourfold: earth and sky, gods and mortals. tough spiritual dogma and dominant philosophical theories, they provide a cooperative, world-affirming political theology that promotes new lifestyles via no longer resurrection yet insurrection. The rebel in those gospels unfolds as a chain of astounding but worldly practices of important confirmation. when you consider that those exercises don't depend upon fantasies of get away, they engender intimate adjustments 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, severe race conception, the recent materialisms, speculative realism, and nonphilosophy. they believe past the sovereign strength of the single to start up an intensive politics "after" God.

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46 The fundamental duality of quantum physics, where quantum phenomena are not simply waves or particles but in some way both, is irreducible. We cannot overcome the split between wave and particle at the subatomic level. In the same way, we cannot overcome the split between humanity as alienated from and at the same time as belonging to the natural world. The split is fundamental. 36 CLAYTON CROCKETT Ecotheology, like most ecological thinking, attempts to address and overcome the split between human culture and the natural world by reenvisioning how we think about God.

27 Our ultimate concern is with the world, which Ludwig Wittgenstein says is all that is the case. Our being and not-being as a species is tied to the fate of the earth. The challenge for all forms of theology and philosophy over the past few centuries has been to take account of how our concerns are implicated in our material reality in an undeniable way without succumbing to a reductionist and deterministic materialism. We need a theology that genuinely takes account of the earth without lapsing into wishful thinking about what it means to live in harmony with nature or New Age platitudes about Gaia that produce a false spirituality.

F. Hegel and Lacan as well as Karl Marx, so it is not materialist in a conventional or classical sense, but rather in an importantly paradoxical or dialectical way. For Žižek, the death of Jesus Christ, identified as Son of God and as God, manifests the actual death of God. ,” indicates an irreducible gap or split within divinity, which is the same gap within both humanity and nature itself. This gap opens up a parallax, which drives radical and revolutionary political activity. 4) Insurrection theology affirms a leftist political edge without any dogmatic certainty—it’s about the struggle with and within the world for an ethical-ecological vision of Life beyond money, greed, power, and the devastation of neoliberalism and corporate capitalism.

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