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A Jamesonian theory of theological practice: a critical response to the work of Roland Boer

Boucher, Geoff 2016, A Jamesonian theory of theological practice: a critical response to the work of Roland Boer, Critical research on religion, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 179-189, doi: 10.1177/2050303216647105.

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Title A Jamesonian theory of theological practice: a critical response to the work of Roland Boer
Author(s) Boucher, GeoffORCID iD for Boucher, Geoff orcid.org/0000-0002-2768-9958
Journal name Critical research on religion
Volume number 4
Issue number 2
Start page 179
End page 189
Total pages 11
Publisher SAGE Publications
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2016-08
ISSN 2050-3032
2050-3040
Keyword(s) Marxism
theology
Fredric Jameson
Louis Althusser
Summary In a conjuncture marked by the “resurgence of religion,” the problem of historical materialism’s relation to religious ideologies has acquired a new urgency. The work of Roland Boer, recently awarded the Deutscher Prize for his magnum opus on Marxism and Theology poses this question from a surprising perspective. While his main claim is that religious influences in Marxist theory represent a sort of theological unconscious in historical materialism, at the same time Boer also advances an original Marxist interpretation of the Abrahamic religions, especially Christianity. This line of research, which extends from his dissertation on Jameson and Jeroboam through to his most recent work on The Sacred Economy, proposes that theology is a reflective representation of the social totality. In this article, I criticise Boer’s valorisation of theology as a practical discourse that is post-ideological but non-theoretical, and conclude by indicating an alternative.
Language eng
DOI 10.1177/2050303216647105
Field of Research 220208 History and Philosophy of the Social Sciences
220208 History and Philosophy of the Social Sciences
Socio Economic Objective 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Grant ID DP120104085
Copyright notice ©2016, The Author
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