Feb 20, 2020
On Religion
Posted by Karl Marx Friedrich Engels

This is the most representative collection of writings on religion by the two founding fathers of communism It presents the full arsenal of ideas with which Marx and Engels hoped to explode the religious foundations of all previous societies Yet also in these writings, as Reinhold Neibuhr s Introduction reveals, are clues to that remarkable development whereby an irreligThis is the most representative collection of writings on religion by the two founding fathers of communism It presents the full arsenal of ideas with which Marx and Engels hoped to explode the religious foundations of all previous societies Yet also in these writings, as Reinhold Neibuhr s Introduction reveals, are clues to that remarkable development whereby an irreligion was transmuted into a new political religion, canonized precisely in the writings of Marx as sacred scripture Included are excerpts from Das Kapital, occasional journalistic pieces, private letters, and formal philosophical writings.

  • Title: On Religion
  • Author: Karl Marx Friedrich Engels
  • ISBN: 9780891305996
  • Page: 328
  • Format: Paperback
  • On Religion This is the most representative collection of writings on religion by the two founding fathers of communism It presents the full arsenal of ideas with which Marx and Engels hoped to explode the religi

    Joe

    Review May, 2009Marxism and Religion, Yesterday and TodayMilitant Atheism has recently gone on the offensive again in the recent works of Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Christopher Hitchens And all our soi disant radicals are rallying to the cause But contemporary Marxists have seemed to hold back indeed, some seem to even admire bits and pieces of l Inf me I looked to this volume as a corrective to the current fashionable atheism and also for a deeper understanding of the original Marxist pos [...]


    Guilherme Martins

    Karl Marx critica a religi o sobre a luz do materialismo, e desmistifica a ideia criada no c u, dando import ncia an lise do real social Afirmando que o material que determina a consci ncia, notando se aqui o desprezo de que o al m que guia a vida humana, mas antes pelo contr rio a constru o do material que nos guia.


    David Smiley

    Engels knows nothing about early Christianity Marx knows nothing but sharp rhetoric My main take away from this book is that the free thinkers in the atheist movements are just regurgitating century old notions that describe religion as some sort of an illusion or fairytale, which is rooted in little to no actual academic research or critical reasoning.


    Andrew "Smitty" Smith

    Fantastic compilation of Marx s thoughts on religion, and the struggles to reconcile themes of alienation and oppression to the larger context of Marx s dialectics This volume is worth purchasing solely for On the Jewish Question, but it also contains discourses on Hegel including a critique of Hegel s philosophy of right.



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