The Executed God: The Way of the Cross in Lockdown America

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Prefacexi
Introduction: The Executed God1
 The Crucified God1
 From Crucified to Executed3
 Jesus of Nazareth and the Executed God4
 The Executed God and the Death of Our Gods7
 Arguing for a Theatrics of Countertenor: Way of the Cross, Way of the Book15
Part One: The Theatrics of Terror 
1.Lockdown America: A Theater of Terror18
 Out of the Mouths of Babes and…18
 Gulag America19
 Theatrics of Terror: Six Dimensions21
 Conclusion: Lockdown America as Threat to All41
2.Theatrics and Sacrifice in the U.S.-Led Imperium48
 Gulag America’s Calculated Effect49
 Production, Punishment, and the Sacrificial Myth50
 A Strengthened Elite Class in America: An Untold Story54
 The Punishment System and Controlling Surplus Populations56
 How Terrorizing Punishment Serves the Economically Powerful59
 From Gulag America to Pax Americana62
 Conclusion: Surplus and Sacrifice in the U.S.-Led Imperium65
Part Two: A Theatrics of Counterterror 
3.Way of the Cross as Adversarial Politics70
 The Galilean Jesus71
 Jesus and the Soldiers of Empire76
 How Adversarial Was Jesus’ Politics?78
 The Anti-Imperial Paul: Imprisoned and Executed by Rome79

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