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Religious Socialists
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[German Version]

I. Europe

European Religious Socialists share the general view that the core statements of Christian faith and ethics have structural affinities to socialism and its politics, and that combining them should bring about the dismantling of old forms of social order and the construction of new ones, appropriate to human needs. Religious Socialists differ in their conceptual parameters, in the significance of this affinity, and in the development of praxis models.


Religious Socialism is rooted in biblical social no…

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Ruddies, Hartmut and Westhelle, Vítor, “Religious Socialists”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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