By Roland Boer

Feedback of Earth completely reassesses Marx and Engels’s engagement with theology, drawing on principally overlooked texts. therefore, along ‘opium of the people’, Hegel’s philosophy of legislations, and the Feuerbach theses, different works also are imperative. those contain Marx’s early items on theology, continuous modifications of fetishism, and long remedies of Bruno Bauer and Max Stirner. Engels too is given severe awareness, when you consider that he moved past Marx in appreciating theology’s innovative percentages. Engels’s Calvinism is mentioned, his remedies of biblical feedback and theology, and his later writings on early Christianity’s progressive nature. The booklet keeps the undertaking for a renewed and enlivened interplay among Marxism and faith, being the fourth of 5 volumes within the feedback of Heaven and Earth sequence.

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Marx and Engels 1845a, pp. 168–76; Marx and Engels 1845b, pp. 178–87; Engels 1844f, pp. 501–4, 512; Engels 1844g, pp. 580–3, 591; Engels 1846a; Engels 1846b, pp. 492–3; Engels 1845c; Engels 1856c, p. 49; Engels 1856d, p. 56; Engels 1871e, p. 58; Engels 1872c, p. 64; Engels 1872d, p. 475; Engels 1868g, p. 137; Engels 1868h, p. 184; Engels 1869b, p. 246; Engels 1869c, pp. 286–7; Engels 1872–3a, p. 318; Engels 1872–3b, p. 214; Engels 1871f, p. 145; Engels 1871g, p. 220; Engels 1884g, p. 216; Engels 1884h, p.

600; Marx (Eleanor) 1876a, p. 444; Marx (Eleanor) 1876b, p. 522. 40 • Chapter One Economic allusions So much for the attacks levelled at various layers of the ruling class. There are, however, other uses of the Bible and theology that make the whole situation far more complex. A sizeable group falls into the category of economic allusions. The first volume of Capital is peppered with these types of allusions, although we find them less frequently in the other two volumes. As tends to happen with one who writes so much and at such a pace, some favoured motifs and turns of phrase keep recurring in Marx’s texts.

395. 44. Marx 1842x; Marx 1842y. Only one volume of Anekdota zur neuesten deutschen Philosophie und Publistik ever appeared, in 1843, so the treatise never made it in. 45. Engels is somewhat correct when he points out that German Protestantism was the basis of this critical scholarship, although he turns it into a good old Protestant diatribe against the Roman Catholics (Engels 1873e, p. 608; Engels 1873f, p. 594). Chapter One The Subterranean Bible Moses said: Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out the corn.

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