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On Roland Boer’s Marxism and theology

Sharpe, Matthew 2016, On Roland Boer’s Marxism and theology, Critical research on religion, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 171-178, doi: 10.1177/2050303216647107.

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Title On Roland Boer’s Marxism and theology
Author(s) Sharpe, MatthewORCID iD for Sharpe, Matthew orcid.org/0000-0002-8165-5775
Journal name Critical research on religion
Volume number 4
Issue number 2
Start page 171
End page 178
Total pages 8
Publisher Sage
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2016-08
ISSN 2050-3032
2050-3040
Keyword(s) Marxism
theology
John Calvin
criticism of heaven and earth
Summary This piece aims to provide a synoptic introduction to Boer’s claims in the five volumes of Marxism and Theology. Obviously, such an account must miss many important nuances across the host of critical readings Boer assembles, guided by his broadly Jamesonian manner of reading the texts with a view to their biblical and theological claims. Nevertheless, by aiming at a synoptic view of a truly compendious contribution to scholarship, it is hoped that the piece will provide assistance to readers, and encourage them to test their own intuitions and thoughts against the original texts. The final part of the article stands back from this ‘‘standing back’’: and asks questions concerning Boer’s treatments of biblical criticism, with and/or against theology; and concerning the role of what might be called (even despite Boer’s own protests) a kind of ‘‘secularised’’ Calvinism in Boer’s work and its interest in a post-Marxian politics of grace.
Language eng
DOI 10.1177/2050303216647107
Field of Research 220207 History and Philosophy of The Humanities
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(s)
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30083431

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