This quantity contains a severe remark at the interactions among Marxism and theology within the paintings of the most important figures of Western Marxism. It bargains with the theological writings of Ernst Bloch, Walter Benjamin, Louis Althusser, Henri Lefebvre, Antonio Gramsci, Terry Eagleton, Slavoj Žižek and Theodor Adorno. in lots of circumstances their theological writings are handled for the 1st time during this publication. it really is extraordinary how a lot theological fabric there's and the way little commentators have handled it. except the serious engagement with the way in which they use theology, the e-book additionally explores how their theological writings infiltrate and enhance their Marxist paintings. The booklet has 3 elements: Biblical Marxists (Bloch and Benjamin), Catholic Marxists (Althusser, Lefebvre, Gramsci and Eagleton), and the Protestant flip (Žižek and Adorno).
About the Author
Roland Boer, Ph.D. (1993) in bible study, McGill college, is learn Professor on the collage of Newcastle, Australia. He has released widely in religious study, Marxism, postcolonism, cultural stories, literary idea and political concept, together with Marxist feedback of the Bible (Continuum 2003), Political fantasy (Duke 2009) and feedback of faith (2009).
"The culture of the Marxist reference and demanding appropriation of Christian legacy is a protracted one, beginning with the past due Friedrich Engels. in the course of the XXth century, it left its mark on a number of the maximum Marxist figures, from Gramsci to Benjamin, and it used to be given a brand new increase within the final years via Agamben and Badiou. Boer’s publication, the 1st one to offer an in depth review of this complete culture, is far greater than an insignificant severe compendium. One often says approximately introductions and overviews that they prevail in the event that they carry the reader to look at the unique texts themselves. feedback of Heaven stands totally by itself, attaining an ideal stability among an in depth exegesis and the deployment of the interpreter’s personal place. In a virtually brilliant means, the extra we comprehend the interpreted authors, the extra we listen Boer’s personal voice. An critical quantity not just for these attracted to the subject, yet for all who attempt for a cognitive mapping of today’s complicated nation of things.
(Slavoj Žižek, Birkbeck university, London)
"In his hugely interesting and appropriate paintings, Roland Boer, esteemed and prolific biblical student, bargains a traveller’s advisor to eu Neo- Marxist positions from the viewpoint in their a variety of biblical and theological bearings. Roland Boer’s fabulous exposition and hugely debatable interpretations recommend that Marxism is the final hotel of a bona fide Calvinist theology of grace.
Carsten Pallesen, Professor of Theology, collage of Copenhagen