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'More things in heaven and earth ...': The theological aufhebung of Roland Boer

Sharpe, Matthew 2013, 'More things in heaven and earth ...': The theological aufhebung of Roland Boer, Arena journal, no. 41/42, pp. 28-58.

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Title 'More things in heaven and earth ...': The theological aufhebung of Roland Boer
Author(s) Sharpe, MatthewORCID iD for Sharpe, Matthew orcid.org/0000-0002-8165-5775
Journal name Arena journal
Issue number 41/42
Start page 28
End page 58
Total pages 31
Publisher Arena Printing and Publications
Place of publication Fitzroy, Vic.
Publication date 2013
ISSN 1320-6567
Keyword(s) political theology
marxism
roland boer
return to religion
post-secularism
Summary Abstract: A great philosopher once wrote that 'some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested'. The five volumes of Roland Boer's magisterial series Marxism and Theology may well be all three. Certainly, there is too much in the series to be digested in any one review study. Nevertheless, in what follows, we will attempt in small measure the impossible: first setting out the basic methodological and exegetical claims of the series as we see them (I), before commenting on what we take to be Boer's own theses, constructed on the basis of this remarkable, almost-Baconian 'natural history' of Marxist and post-Marxist texts on theology (II). In Part III, taking up some of the essay's opening, framing remarks, we will pose some reflections on the significance of Boer's study and its place within the widely touted 'return to religion' today, as well as the peculiar physiognomy and reasons for this 'return'.
Language eng
Field of Research 220207 History and Philosophy of The Humanities
Socio Economic Objective 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2013, Arena Printing and Publications
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30084417

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Collection: School of Humanities and Social Sciences
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