The executed God : the way of the cross in lockdown America / Mark Lewis Taylor.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Minneapolis [Minnesota] : Fortress Press, ; Baltimore, Maryland : Project Muse, 2015Edition: Revised and expanded second edition.Description: 1 online resource (1 PDF (xxx, 528 pages)).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781506401454; 1506401457.Subject(s): Christianity and justice -- United States | Criminal justice, Administration of -- United States | Capital punishment -- Religious aspects -- Christianity | Imprisonment -- Religious aspects -- Christianity | Punishment -- Religious aspects -- ChristianityAdditional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC classification: 261.8336 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 473-478) and indexes.
Preface to the second edition -- Preface -- Introduction -- The executed God -- part I. The theatrics of state terror -- 1. Lockdown America : a theater of terror -- 2. Theatrics and sacrifice in the U.S.-led imperium -- part II. A counter-theatrics to state terror -- 3. Way of the cross as adversarial politics -- 4. Stealing the show: way of the cross as dramatic action -- 5. Building peoples' movements : 1. Demilitarizing U.S. police and decarcerating the U.S.A. -- 6. Building peoples' movements : 2. Abolishing capital punishment(s) -- Epilogue. Christian living : toward a fullness of rebellion.
The new edition of Mark Lewis Taylor's award-winning The Executed God is both a searing indictment of the structures of "Lockdown America" and a visionary statement of hope. It is also a call for action to Jesus followers to resist US imperial projects and power. Outlining a "theatrics of state terror," Taylor identifies and analyzes its instruments--mass incarceration, militarized police tactics, surveillance, torture, immigrant repression, and capital punishment--through which a racist and corporatized Lockdown America enforces in the US a global neoliberal economic and political imperialism. Against this, The Executed God proposes a "counter-theatrics to state terror," a declamation of the way of the cross for Jesus followers that unmasks the powers of US state domination and enacts an adversarial politics of resistance, artful dramatic actions, and the building of peoples' movements. These are all intrinsic to a Christian politics of remembrance of the Jesus executed by empire. Heralded in its first edition, this new edition is thoroughly revised, updated, and expanded, offering a demanding rethinking and recreating of what being a Christian is and of how Christianity should dream, hope, mobilize, and act to bring about what Taylor terms "a liberating material spirituality" to unseat the state that kills.
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