In the Vale of Tears: On Marxism and Theology, V

In the Vale of Tears: On Marxism and Theology, V

by Roland Boer


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789004252325
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 11/15/2013
Series: Historical Materialism Book Series , #52
Pages: 392
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Roland Boer researches at the University of Newcastle, Australia, and teaches at Renmin University of China, Beijing. He has published extensively on Marxism, theology, political theory and biblical criticism. His most recent works are Lenin, Religion, and Theology (Palgrave 2013), Marxist Criticism of the Hebrew Bible (Bloomsbury, 2014) and, with Christina Petterson, Idols of Nations: Biblical Myth at the Origins of Capitalism (Westminster John Knox, 2014).

Table of Contents


Of Old Timber and Lovers
On Theology
Relativising Theology
Theological Suspicion

1. Atheism
Banishing the Gods?
Marxism and Theology

2. Myth
Political Myth
Anticipation, or Utopia
For Example

3. Ambivalence
Scandal and Folly
Folly to the Rich
Towards a Marxist Theory of Political Ambivalence
The Unwitting
The Witting
By Way of Conclusion

4. History
Method: Search for an Anti-Fulcrum
Paul’s Shaky Transitions
The Fate of Christian Communism

5. Kairós
At the Crossroads of Time
Measure and Immeasure (Negri)
By Way of Conclusion: Political Grace

6. Ethics
Ethics, Morality and Moralising
Care of the Self
Greasing the Other
Towards Ethical Insurgency

7. Idols
That Hideous Pagan Idol: Marx and Fetishism
On Graven Images: From Liberation Theology to Theodor Adorno

Conclusion: On Secularism, Transcendence and Death
Secular and Anti-Secular
Transgressive Transcendence


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