Review – The Origins of Neoliberalism: A Racialized Review (Adam F. Braun)

Leshem, Dotan. The Origins of Neoliberalism: Modeling the Economy from Jesus to Foucault. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016. ISBN-10: 0231177763. Hardcover, paperback, e-book. 248 pages.  Leshem’s recent volume, The Origins of Neoliberalism suffers from the implications of its subtitle: “Modeling the Economy from Jesus to Foucault.” One quickly gets the idea that this volume might be a […]

Reviews Theology Theory

Forging A Path From Theory To Theology – Review Essay (Matt Waggoner)

Blanton, Ward.  Crockett, Clayton.  Robbins, Jeffrey.  Vahanian, Noëlle.    An Insurrectionist Manifesto: Four New Gospels for a Radical Politics (Insurrections: Critical Studies in Religion, Politics, and Culture).   New York: Columbia University Press, 2016.  ISBN: 0231176236.  Hardcover, paperback, e-book. We have entered a historical juncture at which it has become commonplace to offer advice to the […]


Review – Neoliberalsm Is Nowhere – Wendy Brown’s Undoing the Demos (Isaiah Dylan Ellis)

Brown, Wendy. Undoing the Demos: Neoliberalism’s Stealth Revolution. New York: Zone Books, 2015. ISBN-10: 1935408534. Hardcover. 296 pages.  Almost every day since Election Day, 2016, a flood of think-pieces, editorials, and election post-mortems have sung a cacophonous and angry dirge. They scold an inept, divided left, and fume at the masculinist, authoritarian right now empowered and validated. American […]

Critical Theory

Collective Desire and the Pathology of the Individual, Part 1 (Jodi Dean)

The following is the first installment of a two-part series. An interesting strand of contemporary theory designates the specificity of capitalism with the qualifier “cognitive.”[1] I do not write under this term, although I am influenced by theorists who do insofar as they also highlight communication. Franco Berardi, for example, observes that “cognitive labor is […]


Review – L.L. Welborn’s Synthesis of New Testament Scholarship and Critical Theory’s Recent Interest in the Apostle Paul (Benjamin Steele-Fisher)

Welborn, Larry L. Paul’s Summons to Messianic Life: Political Theology and the Coming Awakening (Insurrections: Critical Studies in Religion, Politics, and Culture). New York: Columbia University Press, 2015. ISBN 9780231171311. Hardcover, paperback, e-book. 154 pages. With the unprecedented amount of political upheaval throughout the west since the turn of the century, especially after the supposed […]