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Author Boer, Roland, 1961-

Title Criticism of Earth : On Marx, Engels and Theology.

Publication Info. Leiden : BRILL, 2012.


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Description 1 online resource (391 pages).
Series Historical Materialism Book Series
Historical materialism book series.
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Contents Preface; Introduction; Synopsis; The terrain of struggle: theology and the Bible; Conclusion; Chapter One The Subterranean Bible; Outwitting the censor; Against the ruling class; Clergy as part of a corrupt ruling class; Economic allusions; Against other opponents; Appropriation and ambivalence; Conclusion; Chapter Two The Leading Article: Theology, Philosophy and Science; Theology and scientific research; Theology and philosophy; Church and state; Fetishism and idolatry; Conclusion; Chapter Three Against the Theological Hegelians I: Bruno Bauer.
The book of Isaiah (with Herr Licentiate Bauer)'My friend of many years standing . . .'; The Jewish question; Holy families; Conclusion; Chapter Four Against the Theological Hegelians II: Max Stirner and the Lever of History; Stirner's ego, or, the lever of history; The engine-room of historical materialism; Conclusion; Chapter Five Against the Theological Hegelians III: Ludwig Feuerbach's Inversion; Inversion; Idealism and theology; The theological springboard; Irreligious criticism, or, completing the criticism of religion; The new Luther; Conclusion.
Chapter Six Hegel, Theology and the Secular StateThe formal theologian; The theological state; The death of theology?; The paradox of the secular state; Conclusion; Chapter Seven Idols, Fetishes and Graven Images; History of religions; Idolatry; Economy; Alienation and labour; Money and Christology; Commodities and capital; Conclusion; Chapter Eight Of Flowers and Chains: The Ambivalence of Theology; Theological tension and the Gospel of John; The Bible and class-conflict; The two sides of opium; Marx's demurrer: on grace; Chapter Nine Engels's Biblical Temptations; Engels's self-exorcism.
The challenge of contradictionsSchelling, the philosopher in Christ; Conclusion: on the loss of faith; Chapter Ten Revelation and Revolution; The two minds of Friedrich Engels; Doctrinaire atheism; Revolutionary versus reactionary Christianity; The ambivalent Calvinism of F.W. Krummacher; A soft spot for apocalyptic; On Thomas Müntzer and the peasants; Early Christianity; Conclusion; Conclusion; References; Index.
Summary Drawing on mostly ignored texts, this book thoroughly reassesses Marx and Engels's engagement with theology. Alongside opium, Hegel and Feuerbach, other dimensions become important: historical context, Bruno Bauer, Max Stirner, fetishism, secularism, political ambivalence and the revolutionary possibilities of theology.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Marx, Karl, 1818-1883 -- Religion.
Engels, Friedrich, 1820-1895 -- Religion.
Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich, 1770-1831 -- Religion.
Engels, Friedrich, 1820-1895. (OCoLC)fst00032047
Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich, 1770-1831. (OCoLC)fst00031816
Marx, Karl, 1818-1883. (OCoLC)fst00030215
Philosophy, Modern -- 19th century.
Philosophy, German -- 19th century.
Theology -- Germany -- History -- 19th century.
RELIGION -- Clergy.
Philosophy, German. (OCoLC)fst01060969
Philosophy, Modern. (OCoLC)fst01061071
Religion. (OCoLC)fst01093763
Theology. (OCoLC)fst01149559
Germany. (OCoLC)fst01210272
Chronological Term 1800-1899
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Boer, Roland. Criticism of Earth : On Marx, Engels and Theology. Leiden : BRILL, ©2012 9789004225572
ISBN 9789004225589 (electronic book)
9004225587 (electronic book)
9789004225572 (hardback ; alkaline paper)
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