Criticism of Earth: On Marx, Engels and Theology, IV (Historical Materialism Book #35) (Hardcover)

Criticism of Earth: On Marx, Engels and Theology, IV (Historical Materialism Book #35) By Roland Boer Cover Image

Criticism of Earth: On Marx, Engels and Theology, IV (Historical Materialism Book #35) (Hardcover)

Criticism of Earth thoroughly reassesses Marx and Engels's engagement with theology, drawing on largely ignored texts. Thus, alongside 'opium of the people', Hegel's philosophy of law, and the Feuerbach theses, other works are also central. These include Marx's early pieces on theology, continual transformations of fetishism, and lengthy treatments of Bruno Bauer and Max Stirner. Engels too is given serious attention, since he moved beyond Marx in appreciating theology's revolutionary possibilities. Engels's Calvinism is discussed, his treatments of biblical criticism and theology, and his later writings on early Christianity's revolutionary nature. The book continues the project for a renewed and enlivened interaction between Marxism and religion, being the fourth of five volumes in the Criticism of Heaven and Earth series.
Roland Boer, Ph.D. (1993) in Biblical Studies, McGill University, is Research Professor at the University of Newcastle, Australia. He has published extensively in theology, Marxism, biblical criticism and political theory. His most recent works are Criticism of Theology (2011), Cave Droppings (2011), and Criticism of Religion (2009).
Product Details ISBN: 9789004225572
ISBN-10: 9004225579
Publisher: Brill
Publication Date: June 8th, 2012
Pages: 392
Language: English
Series: Historical Materialism Book