On Roland Boer's Marxism and theology

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 v...

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Published in:Critical research on religion
Main Author: Sharpe, Matthew 1975-
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Sage [2016]
In:Critical research on religion
Year: 2016, Volume: 4, Issue: 2, Pages: 171-178
Further subjects:B Theology
B John Calvin
B criticism of heaven and earth
B Marxism
Online Access: Volltext (Resolving-System)
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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.
ISSN:2050-3040
Contains:Enthalten in: Critical research on religion
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1177/2050303216647107