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Book Preview – An Insurrectionist Manifesto (Clayton Crockett)

An Insurrectionist Manifesto: Four New Gospels for a Radical Politics.  Ward Blanton, Clayton Crockett, Jeffrey W. Robbins, and Noëlle Vahanian.  New York:  Columbia University Press, 2016.  Hardcover, paperback, e-book.  224 pp.  ISBN-10: 0231176236. The following is a book preview by one of the authors.  The “manifesto” was written for Columbia […]

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The American Presidential Debates Mask A Divisive “Deep Politics” To Which We Remain Blissfully Oblivious (Carl Raschke)

The first Presidential debate of the 2016 election cycle can be compared to the annual appearance of Punxsutawney Phil on Groundhog Day.   It was a highly touted and media-overdetermined event that most likely in the long run was of little consequence. The “debate changed nothing fundamental about the race for the […]

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Court Decisions Over Psychedelic Tea For Native Americans Should Sensitize Us To The Question of What Is Meant By “Religion” (Roger Green)

In 2006 the United States Supreme court made an important ruling affecting religious groups using the psychedelic-based tea, ayahuasca, as sacrament. In Gonzales v. O Centro Espirita Beneficente Uniao do Vegetal, a New Mexican branch of the Brazilian UDV church, the court found that the U.S. government could not prove […]

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Political Theology Needs Its Own “Pivot To Asia” (Kwok Pui-Lan)

This essay first appeared as part of an announcement for the print journal Political Theology in July, 2016.  It is reprinted here because of its timeliness.  The original posting can be found here. When scholars discuss modern political theology, they usually refer to Carl Schmitt’s book Political Theology as the founding […]

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