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Religion, Politics, and the Earth

The New Materialism

  • Authors
  • Clayton Crockett
  • Jeffrey W. Robbins

Part of the Radical Theologies book series (RADT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Clayton Crockett, Jeffrey W. Robbins
    Pages 1-16
  3. Clayton Crockett, Jeffrey W. Robbins
    Pages 17-35
  4. Clayton Crockett, Jeffrey W. Robbins
    Pages 37-53
  5. Art
    Michael W. Wilson
    Pages 55-68
  6. Clayton Crockett, Jeffrey W. Robbins
    Pages 69-86
  7. Kevin Mequet
    Pages 87-99
  8. Kevin Mequet
    Pages 101-110
  9. Clayton Crockett, Jeffrey W. Robbins
    Pages 111-126
  10. Clayton Crockett, Jeffrey W. Robbins
    Pages 127-144
  11. Clayton Crockett, Jeffrey W. Robbins
    Pages 145-153
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 155-181

About this book

Introduction

"Following Vattimo's postmodern philosophy, Badiou's postmetaphysical ontology, and i ek's revolutionary style, the authors of this marvelous book invites us to reactivate our politics of resistance against our greatest enemy: corporate capitalism. The best solution to the ecological, energy, and financial crisis corporate capitalism has created, as Crockett Clayton and Jeffrey Robbins suggest, is a new theological materialism where Being is conceived as energy both subjectively and objectively. All my graduate students will have to read this book carefully if they want to become philosophers." - Santiago Zabala, ICREA Research Professor at the University of Barcelona "This is a book of an extraordinary timeliness, written in an accessible and strikingly informative way. It is excellently poised to become a synthetic and agenda setting statement about the implications of a new materialism for the founding of a new radical theology, a new kind of spirituality. I consider this therefore quite a remarkable book which will be influential in ongoing discussions of psychoanalysis, continental philosophy, and theology. Moreover, it will be, quite simply, the best book about spirituality and the new materialism on the market today. While all of the work of the new materialists engage at one level or another the question of a new spirituality, I do not think there is anything comparable in significance to what Crockett and Robbins have provided here." - Ward Blanton, University of Kent "This book will perhaps be most appreciated by the reader with an intuitive cast of mind, able to recognize the force of an argument in its imaginative suggestiveness . . . New Materialism is about energy transformation, we are told, energy which cannot be reduced to matter because it resonates with spirit and life . . . Yet the book strikes a fundamental note of hard reality: 'if we want our civilization to live on earth a little longer we will have to recognize our coexistence with and in earth'." - Christian Ecology Link

Keywords

capitalism culture energy ethics event logic Materialism Orient politics religion understanding

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