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The Executed God: The Way of the Cross in Lockdown America, Second Edition / Edition 2

The Executed God: The Way of the Cross in Lockdown America, Second Edition / Edition 2

by Mark Lewis TaylorMark Lewis Taylor
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The new edition of Mark Lewis Taylors 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 instrumentsmass incarceration, militarized police tactics, surveillance, torture, immigrant repression, and capital punishmentthrough which a racist and corporatized Lockdown America enforces in the United States 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451492675
Publisher: 1517 Media
Publication date: 11/01/2015
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 681,682
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Mark Lewis Taylor is the Maxwell M. Upson Professor of Theology and Culture at Princeton Theological Seminary. He is author of The Executed God: The Way of the Cross in Lockdown America (Fortress Press, 2001) and Remembering Esperanza: A Cultural-Political Theology for North American Praxis. He is also editor of Paul Tillich: Theologian of the Boundaries (Fortress Press, 1991) and co-editor of Reconstructing Christian Theology (Fortress Press, 1994).

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition xi

Preface xxiii

Introduction: The Executed God 1

Part I The Theatrics of State Terror

1 Lockdown America: A Theater of Terror 65

2 Theatrics and Sacrifice in the U.S.-Led Imperium 145

Part II A Counter-Theatrics to State Terror

3 Way of the Cross as Adversarial Politics 203

4 Stealing the Show: Way of the Cross as Dramatic Action 261

5 Building Peoples' Movements - 1: Demilitarizing U.S. Police and Decarcerating the U.S.A. 321

6 Building Peoples' Movements - 2: Abolishing Capital Punishment(s) 397

Epilogue: Christian Living: Toward a Fullness of Rebellion 451

Select Bibliography 473

Acknowledgments 479

Names Index 485

Subject Index 501

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