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This volume explores the common ground between Marxism and Christianity. It argues that Marxism shares in good measure both the content and functions of Christianity and does so because it inherits it from Christianity. It details the religious attitudes and modes of belief that appear in Marxism as it developed historically from the philosophies of Hegel and Feuerbach, an ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published April 27th 1995 by Bristol Classical Press (first published June 24th 1971)
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Jean Paul Gove'
Mostly functions as a very good history of Marxist thought by a superbly analytical mind. The two main points on which he finds comparisons between Marxism and Christianity are at the very beginning, seeing in Marxism, and its predecessor Hegelianism, a secularization of some core elements of Christianity -mainly the Fall of Man and the future promise of Man's rehabilitation- and at the very end, seeing some of the same declines and regressions in Marxism as Marxists diagnosed in religion -reifi ...more
Jennifer
As always, MacIntyre is a joy to read.

"Only one secular doctrine retains the scope of traditional religion in offering an interpretation of human existence by means of which men may situate themselves in the world and direct their actions to ends that transcend those offered by their immediate situation: Marxism." (2)

This is the principe thought which illuminates this essay on Marxism and its Hegelian precursors..

This is not a period of philosophy I know much about, so I am not in a position to
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Tom Hallberg
Tries to take worldly concept and ground it in Christian roots. The arguments are weak at best. Though, it is worth the read as an introduction if the reader reads with much caution.
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Alasdair Chalmers MacIntyre is a leading philosopher primarily known for his contribution to moral and political philosophy but known also for his work in history of philosophy and theology. He is the O'Brien Senior Research Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame.
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