This quantity comprises a severe statement 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 e-book. it's spectacular 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 booklet additionally explores how their theological writings infiltrate and enhance their Marxist paintings. The e-book 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 collage, is examine Professor on the collage of Newcastle, Australia. He has released greatly in religious study, Marxism, postcolonism, cultural stories, literary conception 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 overdue Friedrich Engels. throughout the XXth century, it left its mark on the various maximum Marxist figures, from Gramsci to Benjamin, and it was once given a brand new advance within the final years by means of Agamben and Badiou. Boer’s booklet, the 1st one to offer a close review of this complete culture, is far greater than an insignificant serious compendium. One frequently says approximately introductions and overviews that they be triumphant in the event that they carry the reader to have a 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 surprising approach, the extra we comprehend the interpreted authors, the extra we listen Boer’s personal voice. An crucial quantity not just for these attracted to the subject, yet for all who attempt for a cognitive mapping of today’s puzzling nation of things.
(Slavoj Žižek, Birkbeck university, London)
"In his hugely exciting and appropriate paintings, Roland Boer, esteemed and prolific biblical pupil, bargains a traveller’s advisor to eu Neo- Marxist positions from the viewpoint in their a number of biblical and theological bearings. Roland Boer’s very good exposition and hugely arguable interpretations recommend that Marxism is the final hotel of a bona fide Calvinist theology of grace.
Carsten Pallesen, Professor of Theology, collage of Copenhagen