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 is Professor of Liberal Arts at Renmin University of China (Beijing). He has published extensively on Marxism, theology, political theory and biblical criticism. His most recent works are Criticism of Earth: On Marx, Engels and Theology (Haymarket 2013), Nick Cave: A Study of Love, Death and Apocalypse (Equinox 2012), The Earthy Nature of the Bible (Palgrave 2012), and Lenin, Religion, and Theology (Palgrave 2013).

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