Criticism of Religion

On Marxism and Theology II

This title offers commentary on the engagements with religion and theology by a range of Marxist philosophers and critics. The aim is to gather insights in order to develop a comprehensive theory of religion. Following on the heels of the acclaimed Criticism of Heaven, this is the second of a five volume series called Criticism of Heaven and Earth.

Part of the Historical Materialism Book Series.

About the author

Roland Boer, Ph.D. (1993) in Biblical Studies, McGill University, is Research Professor at the University of Newcastle, Australia. He has published extensively in biblical studies, Marxism, postcolonism, cultural studies, literary theory and political theory, including Marxist Criticism of the Bible (Continuum 2003), Political Myth (Duke 2009) and Criticism of Religion (2009).

Reviews

"All [...] of these essays are well worth reading. They embody the fruit of many years of reflection and show a most impressive command of a vast and heterogeneous literature. They are insightful, thought-provoking, and also original in the sense of revealing unexpected aspects of those under discussion. The style is sometimes a little arch, but the analysis is always substantial and the assessment judicious. No one reading Boer will come away without being better informed and wiser."
—David McLellan, Marx and Philosophy Review of Books