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Marxism and Christianity
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1. Sources of Conflict

1.1. The Marxist Critique of Religion

Karl Marx (1818–83), especially in his younger period, took the view that the task of criticizing religion had already been effectively concluded by German philosophers, especially Ludwig Feuerbach (1804–72), who had attempted to base religion and especially Christianity exclusively in anthropology (Criticism).

Although Marx himself never used the expressio…

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Calvez, Jean-Ives, Starke, Ekkehard and Hjelm, Norman A., “Marxism and Christianity”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 22 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_M177>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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