READING THE MESSIANIC IN THE AN INSURRECTIONIST MANIFESTO: FOUR NEW GOSPELS FOR A RADICAL POLITICS AND MACEWEN’S T.E. LAWRENCE POEMS
A group of scholars critiquing secularism, Blanton et al, have reclaimed radical theology in the wake of 9/11 for a new political activism in An Insurrectionist Manifesto: Four New Gospels for A Radical Politics (2016), using Paul and his Gospel on the messiah as the central motif. This review brings the political text on the insurrection into dialogue with a long poem by MacEwen on the British officer who led the Arab insurrection in 1916, T. E. Lawrence, to explore the messianic expectations surrounding historical and contemporary insurrections.
Paul; Lacan; the real; radical theology; messianism; insurrection