In the name of Allah the Merciful

Marxism, Religion, and Emancipatory Politics

Graeme Kirkpatrick, Peter McMylor, Simin Fadaee, 3030916413, 978-3030916411, 9783030916411, B0BBTKF9QC, 978-3-030-91641-1, 978-3-030-91642-8

English | 2022 | PDF

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This edited collection evaluates the relationship between Marxism and religion in two ways: Marxism’s treatment of religion and the religious aspects of Marxism. Its aim is to complicate the superficial understanding of Marxism as a simple rejection of religion both in theory and practice. Divided into two parts (Theory and Praxis), this book brings together the three different themes of Marxism, religion, and emancipation for the first time. The first part explores the more theoretical discussions regarding the relationship between Marxism and various themes (or currents) within religious thought, to highlight points of compatibility as well as incompatibilities/conflicts. The studies in the second part of the collection refer to how Marxist ideas are received in different parts of the world. They show that as soon as Marxism arrives in a new place, the theory interacts and bonds with a pre-existing stock of ideas, each changing the other reciprocally.