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Author Boer, Roland, 1961-

Title Criticism of theology : on Marxism and theology III / by Roland Boer
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (x, 358 pages)
Series Historical materialism book series ; v. 27
Historical materialism book series ; 27
Contents 1. The Superstitions of Max Horkheimer -- Religion as resistance -- Longing for the totally other -- The founder -- On freedom and the individual -- Atheism and resistance -- Honest religion -- Religion betrayed -- The state -- On the Jewish state -- Liberal theology -- Religion in the bad sense, or, the dialectic of evil -- Conclusion: Modalities of the dialectic of religion -- 2. The Dissent of E.P. Thompson -- Corrupt parsons and the impetuous Irish -- The 'psychic terror' of Methodism -- Religious terrorism -- Moral machinery -- Political reaction -- Radicals in the ranks -- The ambivalence of the Methodists -- William Blake and the politics of radical dissent -- Antinomianism, or, justification by faith -- Muggletonian Marxists -- Radical dissent -- Poetry and apocalyptic -- Anti-nuclear -- Political Christmas -- Conclusion -- 3. The Zeal of G.E.M. de Ste. Croix -- The politics of style -- Theology -- Chora versus polis -- From chora to polis: property, slavery and women -- Assessment -- Fall narratives -- On contradiction -- Religion as primary cause -- ... And history -- Class -- Trade and property -- Mode of production -- Conclusion: Ste. Croix among Marxists and theologians -- 4. The Alchemy of Michael Löwy -- Elective affinities -- Emergence -- Untidy corners and sexy dialectics -- Liberation theology -- Roman-Catholic social teaching -- The ontological reserve -- One or many? -- Conclusion -- 5. The Myths of Roland Barthes -- Between description and accusation -- Basics -- Baleful deformations of language -- Desperate resistance -- Dialectics of opposition -- Hiding something? -- Producing and concealing opposition -- Preserving rebellion -- The cunning of myth -- Alternative myths -- Towards utopia -- Conclusion -- 6. The Flights of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari -- Going tribal, or, primitive pre-signifiers -- Numbers and nomads, or, the counter-signifying régime -- In bed with the despot, or, the signifying régime -- The scapegoat's arse -- From outside to inside -- Oriental despots -- On the tail of the scapegoat, or, the post-signifying régime -- Conclusion -- 7. The Radical Homiletics of Antonio Negri -- Radical homiletics -- Philosophical commentary -- Kairós and ákairos -- Measure and immeasure -- The politics of cosmogony -- Negri's aporia -- Excursus on the Messiah -- Back to the whirlwind -- Conclusion
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Communism and religion.
Socialism and religion.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010039397
ISBN 9004189769 (electronic bk.)
9789004189768 (electronic bk.)