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Few humans may ever count on that Karl Marx is the author of the above assertion. He not just wrote it, yet he did so within the comparable breath of his extra well-known dictum that "religion is the opiate of the masses." How can one reconcile such diverse views at the strength and ubiquity of faith? during this compact reader of Marx's crucial suggestion on faith, John Raines deals the whole variety of Marx's techniques on faith and its courting to the realm of social family. via a cautious choice of essays, articles, pamphlets, and letters, Raines exhibits that Marx had a much more advanced knowing of non secular trust. both vital is how Marx's rules on faith have been in detail tied to his inquiries into political financial system, revolution, social switch, and the philosophical questions of the self. Raines bargains an advent that exhibits the continued value of the Marxist standpoint on faith and its implications for a way faith keeps to behave in and reply to the momentous adjustments happening in our social and environmental worlds. Marx on faith additionally incorporates a learn advisor to assist professors and students--as good because the normal reader--continue to appreciate the importance of this usually under-examined portion of Marx. writer notice: John Raines is Professor of faith at Temple college. he's the writer of over a half-dozen books, together with, such a lot lately, What males Owe to girls: Men's Voices from global Religions.

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