Criticism of Theology: On Marxism and Theology III by Roland Boer

By Roland Boer

Feedback of Theology offers an in depth and significant statement at the persisted fascination with faith by way of but extra major Marxist philosophers, historians and critics: Max Horkheimer, E.P. Thompson, G.E.M. de Ste. Croix, Michael Löwy, Roland Barthes, Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guattari and Antonio Negri. at the same time critique and building, feedback of Theology rigorously analyses their paintings via shut textual readings, for you to finding hidden gem stones which may be built extra. The publication keeps the undertaking for a renewed and enlivened interplay among Marxism and faith, being the 3rd of 5 volumes within the feedback of Heaven and Earth sequence.

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154–6; Horkheimer 1985i, pp. 276–7; Horkheimer 1985r; Horkheimer 1985q, pp. 392–3. 90 Adorno 1973; Adorno 2003a; see Boer 2007a, pp. 422–30. 91 For this reason, I disagree with Ott’s argument that Horkheimer sought a secularisation of the protesting impulse of Judaism and Christianity via the determinate negation of critical theory (Ott 2001, pp. 8, 31, 66–7, 81–102; Ott 2007, pp. 167–70, 186). Although there are elements in Horkheimer’s thought that justify such an argument, it runs into the problem that such secularisation was a version of the compromise with the world that Horkheimer criticises again and again.

34 34 Horkheimer and Adorno 2002, pp. 145–7; Horkheimer and Adorno 1987, pp. 206–9. See Boer 2007a, pp. 433–5. 22 • Chapter One In a few perceptive comments that draw upon Adorno’s elaboration of the ban on images in the second commandment of the Decalogue, Horkheimer and Adorno outline the way Christology has constructed the framework for the personality-cult in political movements ever since. Their argument is not that the divination of this human being is one that would be emulated time and again throughout the two millennia to follow, for that is by no means an uncommon motif across many cultures and historical moments.

183–4; Horkheimer 1996, pp. 154–6; Horkheimer 1985i, pp. 276–7; Horkheimer 1985r; Horkheimer 1985q, pp. 392–3. 90 Adorno 1973; Adorno 2003a; see Boer 2007a, pp. 422–30. 91 For this reason, I disagree with Ott’s argument that Horkheimer sought a secularisation of the protesting impulse of Judaism and Christianity via the determinate negation of critical theory (Ott 2001, pp. 8, 31, 66–7, 81–102; Ott 2007, pp. 167–70, 186). Although there are elements in Horkheimer’s thought that justify such an argument, it runs into the problem that such secularisation was a version of the compromise with the world that Horkheimer criticises again and again.

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