This quantity includes a serious observation at the interactions among Marxism and theology within the paintings of the foremost figures of Western Marxism. It offers 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 situations their theological writings are handled for the 1st time during this publication. it really is incredible how a lot theological fabric there's and the way little commentators have handled it. except the serious engagement with the best way they use theology, the e-book additionally explores how their theological writings infiltrate and improve their Marxist paintings. The publication 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 broadly in bible study, Marxism, postcolonism, cultural experiences, literary conception and political thought, 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 important appropriation of Christian legacy is a protracted one, beginning with the overdue Friedrich Engels. throughout the XXth century, it left its mark on many of the maximum Marxist figures, from Gramsci to Benjamin, and it used to be given a brand new enhance within the final years through Agamben and Badiou. Boer’s booklet, the 1st one to provide a close evaluation of this whole culture, is far greater than an insignificant severe compendium. One often says approximately introductions and overviews that they prevail in the event that they convey the reader to look at the unique texts themselves. feedback of Heaven stands totally by itself, attaining an ideal stability among a close exegesis and the deployment of the interpreter’s personal place. In a virtually fabulous manner, the extra we comprehend the interpreted authors, the extra we pay attention Boer’s personal voice. An integral quantity not just for these attracted to the subject, yet for all who try for a cognitive mapping of today’s complicated country of things.
(Slavoj Žižek, Birkbeck university, London)
"In his hugely interesting and proper paintings, Roland Boer, esteemed and prolific biblical pupil, bargains a traveller’s advisor to ecu Neo- Marxist positions from the viewpoint in their a variety of biblical and theological bearings. Roland Boer’s outstanding exposition and hugely debatable interpretations recommend that Marxism is the final inn of a bona fide Calvinist theology of grace.
Carsten Pallesen, Professor of Theology, collage of Copenhagen